Dining table

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Project by Hmlee posted 05-24-2013 08:52 PM 1433 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first dining room table. Top is 8/4 ash. Basic glue-up. Butcher block finish (the stuff from watco). Dimensions are 60” x 30” x 30.5”. The frame is steel, which I welded myself.

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Dave G

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#1 posted 05-24-2013 09:51 PM

Beautiful grain! And I like the imperfections very much. Isn’t this why we do it?

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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#2 posted 05-25-2013 01:11 PM

Great job!! Love the grain.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 05-25-2013 10:55 PM

Nice work, very clean lines! I like the feel of this piece, very similar to Room and Board brand furniture.

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#4 posted 05-26-2013 01:19 AM

It’s funny that you mention Room and Board. You’re the second person who has made that comparison, and I’d never even heard of the brand until it was mentioned in comparison to my piece. Hah.

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#5 posted 05-26-2013 01:27 AM

What species? It resembles pine, but the grain is a bit more wavy and dense. The finish looks fantastic.

Well done!

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#6 posted 05-26-2013 01:43 AM

It’s ash from the suburban Chicago area.

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#7 posted 05-29-2013 02:14 PM

Fantastic dining table! The top has lots of character. Great wood and metal combo. Excellent work on it!

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#8 posted 06-03-2013 10:33 AM

Nice job.No doubt one of the most important pieces of furniture that you can buy for your home is the dining table.The dining table should be scaled appropriately for the room a small dining room looks best with a small table, a big dining room demands a big table.

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Don W

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#9 posted 07-04-2013 12:26 PM

very nice.

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