Dining Room Table

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Project by TampaMark posted 03-09-2013 09:25 PM 2379 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the dining room table that I built prior to making the matching chairs that I previously posted on LJ. The table is primarily cherry with walnut pegs. It measures 42” wide by 82” long. It seats six comfortably.

-- -- Mark (maker of high-grade kindling)

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#1 posted 03-09-2013 10:10 PM

Lovely table. I really like the minimalist structure.
What’s the story on the top; it appears to have a slightly thicker frame than the field.
Are those breadboard ends too?

-- Gary, Florida

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#2 posted 03-09-2013 10:10 PM

Very nice Mark

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 03-10-2013 12:03 AM

Gary – the top is a nice piece of cherry plywood framed in with solid cherry. It sits on walnut sticks that span the apron.

-- -- Mark (maker of high-grade kindling)

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#4 posted 03-10-2013 12:34 AM

Great Table – love the look and the Walnut detail

-- Greg Simon

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#5 posted 03-10-2013 02:43 PM

beautiful table

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#6 posted 03-11-2013 05:46 AM

I’d like to see additional details of the legs. Very unique! I like it.

-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn

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#7 posted 03-11-2013 12:21 PM

The legs are a design I came up with years ago to solve a problem for a different table I was building. I wanted 2” legs, but only had 4/4 lumber in stock to work with and no time/money to get any additional lumber. I tried joining the 4/4 lumber I had to make wider legs, but didn’t like the results I was getting. The legs in the picture are each made from four 1” square cherry sticks and four walnut connectors. Each stick has four 1” wide x 1/4” deep dadoes cut into two sides to accept the walnut connectors (see the closeup picture I added above). The 1” x 2 1/2” square walnut connectors have 3/4” x 3/4” rabbits taken out of each corner. They end up looking like “plus” signs (as in addition) that fit very snugly into the cherry sticks when finished. I simply glue the cherry sticks to the walnut connectors and wrap with bungee cords to hold while the glue dries.

I have used similar legs on several projects and have had great success. I used the gap in the cherry to accept tenons that wrap around the walnut connectors for the table apron. I was worried that they would fail over time, but have not had any problems at all.

-- -- Mark (maker of high-grade kindling)

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#8 posted 03-11-2013 01:09 PM

Looks great Mark! I really like the design you used on the legs.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#9 posted 03-11-2013 01:52 PM

It’s quite an interesting piece and you did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 03-12-2013 04:34 PM

Classy and well made table. Like the wood choice and the design especially the legs.

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#11 posted 03-13-2013 07:20 PM

Did you do breadboard ends?

-- Wood glue residue doesn't take a stain well.

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#12 posted 03-22-2013 10:32 AM

Beautiful table.The dining room table is the centerpiece of your eating area. Its style and decoration will set the tone for not just the room, but for the entire dining experience. You have to ensure not only that it is of the right size for the space, but that it also can comfortably fit the guests that will be seated around it.Thanks.

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#13 posted 04-02-2013 06:00 PM

Elegant, I like the detail on the legs.

-- I never finish anyth

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