Dining table top

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Project by Sonu posted 03-06-2013 09:23 AM 1449 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After my shoe/tool rack project, I wanted to do some more challenging and when I chanced upon some very clean maple wood lengths, that had been used as wooden casing frame of an expensive electronic machine, I immediately made up my mind to make a square dining table.
Each length is cut separately and then I played LEGO with the pieces. :)
Dimensions are 36” x 36” x 4” inches.
Its yet to be sanded or polished.
I’m not good on making legs so have outsourced the job but have started work on chairs, which again will be are of a very unique design.

Thank you Monte, Jack TWS, wdwerker & Gerardo.
I don’t have a full fledged workshop or even a working bench. I have made both of my projects in my 3rd floor apartment’s balcony which is 4 feet by 10 feet. I indeed tried my hand on table legs but the results were not worth mentioning. :)
My tools inventory is also rather limited: A jigsaw, an ANANT planer, a Random Orbital Sander, a STANLEY backsaw, STANLEY wood chisels and 10mm drill machine. In fact I had to fabricate my won MITER for diagonal cuts.
The top is rather uneven on surface and I have started sanding with 60 grit & will go further as I progress. I have no idea if I can get LIQUID GLASS in India, bcoz that is what I wanted to use for final finish.

Regards, Sonu

-- Sonu,

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 03-06-2013 09:33 AM

Good looking top. I will say, if you can build chairs, table legs shouldn’t be a problem.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-06-2013 12:05 PM


Nice job – keep us posted with more photos when you make more progress.

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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#3 posted 03-06-2013 12:37 PM

I agree with Monte…. if you can build chairs, table legs would be a good project to do yourself! Make a couple out of scrape until you’re comfortable and then use the wood intended! Great job!

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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#4 posted 03-06-2013 01:07 PM

I like the pattern and creativity. I think that is spruce or pine, pretty sure it isn’t maple.

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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#5 posted 03-06-2013 03:27 PM

Congratulations. Nice work. Great design and hope to see finished

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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