Cherry Dining Table

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Project by Bob posted 06-09-2008 04:43 PM 1637 views 8 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve posted this project before, but I wanted to show it off again now that the leaves are finished. I took some pictures with the table fully extended. That’s a lot of cherry!

It’s taken more than a year (although I took a break to make my daughter a bed during that time) but it was well worth it.

-- Bob, Oak Park Il,

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#1 posted 06-09-2008 05:08 PM

Beautiful table that will host many family memories.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 06-09-2008 06:59 PM

Really pretty, Bob. Interesting design, too.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 06-09-2008 07:09 PM

Just beautiful Bob. Nice even stain job. Thats hard to do. Man thats pretty. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 06-09-2008 07:12 PM

No stain on this one, just Danish oil and wax. I’m looking forward to the changes in tone as it ages.

-- Bob, Oak Park Il,

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#5 posted 06-09-2008 09:15 PM

Very nice, I realy like the design.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#6 posted 06-09-2008 11:47 PM


Looks good. The table has a nice rich color already. It looks like you have it in a nice bright room so that color will just keep getting better. Nice job. How does the table extend? Are you using extension slide or just leaf supports?

-- Chuck Bender, Senior Editor Popular Woodworking Magazine, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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#7 posted 06-10-2008 12:33 AM

fantastic…I dont think I have ever seen a base/legs like that!! what a great result….

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 06-10-2008 02:45 AM

I used extension slides. They were pretty easy to install and do a good job of holding the leaves steady.

-- Bob, Oak Park Il,

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#9 posted 06-10-2008 04:10 AM

Very nice, thanks for sharing

-- Have a blessed day!

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#10 posted 06-10-2008 04:19 AM

simply beautiful and so rich looking…there’s no end to that grain : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 06-10-2008 12:59 PM

I really like the finishing job you did, the Cherry will be able to show it’s own character as it ages. You should be able to enjoy many years of building memory’s of family dinners at this table. A job very well done, Congrats!!

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#12 posted 05-26-2009 07:03 PM

Did you make the chairs too? Nice design!

-- My philosophy: Somewhere between Norm and Roy

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#13 posted 05-26-2009 07:06 PM

No, Crate and Barrel get the credit for those. And the table design is very much inspired by Thos. Moser.

-- Bob, Oak Park Il,

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#14 posted 05-26-2009 08:42 PM

Danish Oil and Cherry are best friends. This looks great. Are you not concerned about having a harden finish like poly or something over top of the oil for durability purposes?

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#15 posted 05-27-2009 07:54 AM

Hey Bob
looks great definitely worth a second look nice job

-- Custom furniture

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