White Oak Dining Table and Bench

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This is a white oak Parsons style dining table and a matching bench.
The table measures 30” high, 42” wide, 88” long. The top is 1-5/8” thick.
The bench is 18” high, 16” wide, and 74” long, it can seat 3 very large adults. The top is also 1-5/8” thick.

The legs are attached to the rails with mortise and tenon joinery. Because the pieces are so heavy, I only used a few unglued dowels to keep the tops squared to their rails and legs, but I also used pocket screws on the bench seat to prevent the top from un intentionally coming off should someone want to move it.

The corners are all rounded over 3/16”
I used a router jig and sled on rails to level the slabs.

The table is finished with a food grade oil based acrylic and was then coated and buffed with paste wax.


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#1 posted 406 days ago

Very nice and elegant in its simplicity! I like it a lot!

-- Derec

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#2 posted 406 days ago

A minimalists dream

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#3 posted 405 days ago

That’s a really nice design and the white oak suits it well.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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David Regan

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#4 posted 405 days ago

Very sturdy, looks like that will be around for years! Finish looks really nice too.

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#5 posted 405 days ago

very nice table and bench.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#6 posted 405 days ago

Very nice, very nice!

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 405 days ago

Beautiful and simple

-- 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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#8 posted 405 days ago

My idea of a perfect table. great work.

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#9 posted 405 days ago

Beautiful design and wood – I love it.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#10 posted 405 days ago

Love it. Reminds me of the Big Sur table from Crate and Barrel.

-- Jojy, Dallas

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#11 posted 404 days ago

Awesome work. Reminds me of the Restoration Hardware Parson’s Table.

-- paxorion

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#12 posted 402 days ago

Beautiful and skillfully built table and bench. Great design, wood choice and the finish as well.

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#13 posted 402 days ago

awesome and minimal. right down my alley..

-- scott

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#14 posted 380 days ago

Nice job on making such a beautiful table and bench.A solid oak dining table is a popular choice of furniture to have in a dining room not just for dining reasons, but also as the centerpiece adding character and atmosphere to the room.

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#15 posted 277 days ago

nice table… very nice

-- Jordan - Rockwall TX - ”Here’s what im talking about: tweaked nuts:” - Stef

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