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Project by Douglas posted 06-11-2013 10:45 PM 1973 views 12 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table I just completed for my house. It is made of quarter sawn white oak, with a water based dye, shellac, and then oil & urethane finish. I purchased the wooden table slides, rather than try and build them, and it can accommodate two 11” leaves (shown in the last picture). It’s very solid, even with the two leaves in place. It’s my best effort to date, and my first “big boy” piece.

I detailed the build on my 5 part LJ build blog here…

I posted some more info, pictures and thoughts on my blog here…

Thanks for looking.

-- Douglas in Chicago -

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#1 posted 06-12-2013 12:08 AM

Looks great !

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#2 posted 06-12-2013 01:42 AM

Very nice! I like the your execution.

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#3 posted 06-12-2013 03:50 AM

Very well done. : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 06-12-2013 08:02 AM

Great looking table, Love the wood and color.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 06-12-2013 12:00 PM

beautiful job.

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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#6 posted 06-12-2013 12:09 PM

Very nice! I love everything about this table.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#7 posted 06-12-2013 12:37 PM

This is really nice and well done too. The wood is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 06-12-2013 04:10 PM

Wow! I can’t tell you how much I like this table.

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

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#9 posted 06-12-2013 04:44 PM

I really like the design of the table. It looks great with or without the leaves. The color and figure of the QSWO came out perfect.
Those equalizer slides are nice too.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#10 posted 06-12-2013 06:49 PM

Ya, I don’t get tired of looking at your table man. For only being a woodworker a couple years, your putting out some nice work.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#11 posted 06-12-2013 07:02 PM

Wow! Very nice indeed! I love it!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#12 posted 06-12-2013 07:14 PM

Thanks for the feedback and kind words LJers, it means a lot coming from you guys!

-- Douglas in Chicago -

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#13 posted 06-12-2013 10:47 PM

Doug that’s one great looking table.

-- Billp

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#14 posted 06-13-2013 11:32 PM

Great table. Excellent design.

-- Harvey, Costa Rica,

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