Kitchen table

  • Advertise with us
Project by Dave T posted 07-05-2008 05:49 AM 1619 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted a table for the kitchen, to make mornings go a little smoother. Some place we could drink coffee and have breakfast without going to the dining room or living room. I did some browsing on the internet of different furniture sites and found a picture of a table we liked. I designed the table to be as close to the picture as possible. The oval section folds for storage and is on casters so we can push it out of the way when not in use (not that it happens, but the theory sounded good). Underneath is designed to store the stools (sorry I don’t have pictures of the finished stools, but the plans for those came from Wood magazine’s bistro table and stools). I sketched my design in Sketchup. It’s made of ash, finished with Minwax Classic American stain and several coats of spar urethane. BTW the stool in the picture was a size comparison. It is actually my shop stool. Thanks for looking!

10 comments so far

View Dan'um Style's profile

Dan'um Style

14172 posts in 3978 days

#1 posted 07-05-2008 06:11 AM

i like this one. good functional design

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

View moonroc's profile


44 posts in 3683 days

#2 posted 07-05-2008 07:12 AM

Really nice design. I’m sure a lot of people would be interested in those plans. Great work.

-- Richard

View trifern's profile


8135 posts in 3763 days

#3 posted 07-05-2008 02:13 PM

Looks like a great place for the morning coffee. Thank you for sharing.

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

View CharlieM1958's profile


16274 posts in 4214 days

#4 posted 07-05-2008 03:27 PM

Very nice design and build.

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

View Callum Kendall's profile

Callum Kendall

1918 posts in 3699 days

#5 posted 07-05-2008 05:49 PM

Nice job!

Thanks for the post


-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out

View Hersh's profile


106 posts in 3711 days

#6 posted 07-05-2008 06:18 PM

Wow Dave,
That looks like a very functional table. I have been thinking about something like for a very special spot in my wifes sun room. You have done a great job on this project. Any chance of looking at yor sketch up plans? I would be very intrested in the Sketch Up file.

Thanks for the post and the inspiration.

-- Hersh from Port Angeles, WA - Gotta Complete That Project!

View Dave T's profile

Dave T

196 posts in 3615 days

#7 posted 07-08-2008 05:15 AM


I am still looking for my Sketchup file. I have switched computers since I designed it. It’s on one of the back ups I took before I swapped pc’s. I’ll send it to you when I find it.


View Hersh's profile


106 posts in 3711 days

#8 posted 07-08-2008 05:57 PM

Thank You, Dave. I know what it is like to switch to a new computer. I leave the old one hooked up and live for awhile just so I can find the stuff I know is somewhere. Thanks for your effort.

-- Hersh from Port Angeles, WA - Gotta Complete That Project!

View Suliman Syria 's profile

Suliman Syria

424 posts in 3800 days

#9 posted 07-09-2008 06:37 PM


-- Suliman , Syria, jablah ,

View jeanmarc's profile


1899 posts in 3712 days

#10 posted 08-04-2008 08:21 PM

Very nice design

-- jeanmarc manosque france

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics