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Project by TigerPaw posted 505 days ago 2194 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally built a project worth posting. This is a farmhouse table 9 feet long x 42 inches wide. It represents a lot of firsts for me: first tapered legs, first breadboard ends, first table for that matter. I built it with a friend for his home. His wife is going to distress and stain it. My part is over so I thought I’d post it here for comment.





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redsox9

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#1 posted 505 days ago

Gorgeous! Nice lines. Thanks for sharing!

-- Jeff, North Andover, MA

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#2 posted 505 days ago

Beautiful table. I can’t quite determine the wood. Is it cherry?

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#3 posted 505 days ago

Nice looking table!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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TigerPaw

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#4 posted 505 days ago

Much of the wood is oak but I’m not sure about the rest. My friend had it drying in his attic for thirty years and remembered it as walnut :-)

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Marcus

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#5 posted 505 days ago

Heh, one leg looked like oak to me, but everything else looked like cherry, so I was confused. Whatever it is, its a great looking table

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#6 posted 505 days ago

Nice table design, and great workmanship. Glad you posted, what have you been making for the last 1906 days?
Keep up the good work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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TigerPaw

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#7 posted 505 days ago

Thanks for the kind words folks. Marcus, there might be some cherry in there. Should have posted some close ups of the grain to get some identification help. Oldtool, my wife has been asking me the same thing :-).

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#8 posted 505 days ago

Nice work! Looks like it could hold quite a few hunger farm hands!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#9 posted 505 days ago

great table,nice work.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#10 posted 505 days ago

nice big table…what kind of joinery for the legs/frame ect?...

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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TigerPaw

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#11 posted 505 days ago

Jeff, the apron rails are joined to the legs with loose tenons (dominos). The structural support pieces within the frame were attached with pocket screws. The table top itself was glued up, using biscuits for alignment. I used loose tenons to attach the breadboard ends—three close together right in the middle of the breadboard, glued completely (both ends). At the ends of the breadboards I didn’t glue the loose tenons into the breadboard, just the table. On the breadboard side, I pegged it with a dowel running through an enlarged hole in the tenon. I’m hoping that will be sufficient to allow for wood movement, but I don’t know.

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#12 posted 505 days ago

I really like the mitred edges around the table top, I think that’s a nice added touch!

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TigerPaw

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#13 posted 505 days ago

Thanks jaysonic. We actually added the trim to disguise the fact that we beefed up the table top by adding a second layer of wood around the perimeter. In the end it became a nice little design feature.

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#14 posted 504 days ago

Great job for your project. Does your friend have a big family or is he planing on hosting community dinners?
How thick is the top?

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TigerPaw

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#15 posted 504 days ago

jerryo, he hosts dinners as part of a ministry to local college students. The real top is 1” thick. We trimmed the edges to be 2”.

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