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Project by RolLinWoods posted 436 days ago 2403 views 28 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a table for our sunroom and wanted to use up left over materials from various projects, including building a house. I had a variety of hardwood flooring, which I cut into wedges and used in the outer section.
The table is 64 in across and the center section is 36 in, so it will comfortably accommodate 8 people. The center is mounted on a bearing to make a turntable.
While it is essentially circular, I decided that the outer band, made of 2 in thick solid cherry would look better retaining the octagonal shape. The trestle base is 1 1/2 in spruce with cherry used for the features. The top is treated with epoxy for durability and once it is fully set, I will reduce the gloss to a satin.
This was a plan-as-I-went project, but I did draw up the base to scale to get the shapes i wanted. The center mosaic is modeled after a tile mosaic that I have in two locations in the house.
if anyone knows the history or meaning of that design, I’d be interested in finding out (I think).
the hardwood in the radial pattern is cherry, maple, birch, oak and some Brazilian cherry. The mosaic is pine, cedar and some maple. A piece of 3/4 ply is under both sections.
On this project I set a new record for myself in producing scraps and sawdust. It’s winter so most of it went into the fireplace. The only metal in the table is the brackets and bolts that secure the top to the base. Oh yes… and the turntable bearing.

-- -- Rolf





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nitewalker41

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#1 posted 436 days ago

Lets eat:-), it is really a nice looking table, “You did Yourself Proud”

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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nbistecche

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#2 posted 436 days ago

Thats really nice man!

-- measure once, cut twice.

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 436 days ago

That’s one amazing table ,a true one of a kind design and a fine build. Beautiful.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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RetiredCoastie

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#4 posted 436 days ago

Rolf all I can say is WOW! That is a beautiful table.

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Nate Meadows

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#5 posted 436 days ago

Beautiful Work! I like the design in the middle.

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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bugz

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#6 posted 436 days ago

Super nice, truly one of a kind.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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Andreas

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#7 posted 436 days ago

Absolutely beautiful! How do you deal with wood expansion when the grain is running in different directions like this?

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johnstoneb

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#8 posted 436 days ago

Beautiful work

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 436 days ago

Casual? That’s for fine dining sir.

Beautiful work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#10 posted 436 days ago

Awesome dining table…a good use of leftover wood to say the least.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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shipwright

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#11 posted 436 days ago

Nice work and a great design.
The top is obviously eye catching but I really like the trestle details and the lazy susan inset ideas.
Some good thought processes involved here.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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kdc68

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#12 posted 436 days ago

Wow… that is a beautiful table. Incredible craftsmanship !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Jorge G.

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#13 posted 436 days ago

Wow, I would not put that outside….. :-)

-- "It is what you do with what you know that matters" - James Krenov

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Bearpie

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#14 posted 436 days ago

Very lovely, I especially like the center! Your work is impeccable!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Kyle

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#15 posted 436 days ago

This is so nice. You did a really great job on this.

-- Kyle

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