Oak / walnut dining table

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Project by LarryB posted 09-03-2013 06:46 PM 2402 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished our new dining room table, 40” x 50”. Quarter sawn oak top was glued up from two matching boards and joined with biscuits. Walnut trim & leg accents were from a single board. Also used biscuits to attach walnut trim.
Legs are solid oak, glued up from 3/4” slabs, but I resawed thin veneer slabs of oak to cover end grain.
Wife wanted a drawer for two sets of silverware, so I created an oversized with full extension slides. Mostly used pocket screws for assembly. Three coats of poly for durability over golden oak stain.

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#1 posted 09-03-2013 08:58 PM

Awesome job.

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

That is flat out some very fine work!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#3 posted 09-04-2013 11:42 AM

That is one very beautiful table…it looks great, you did an awesome job on it…well done.

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#4 posted 09-04-2013 05:30 PM

Walnut accent on the legs really help set it off. I will be curious as to how the drawer holds up to the weight of the silverware when it is full extended. Really nice. You’re going to do the chairs next right?

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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#5 posted 09-06-2013 01:28 AM

Thanks for the encouragement! Appreciate it!
Hey danoaz, no chairs. We have plenty and I have too many other projects on the agenda. Our silverware doesn’t weigh that much. With the drawer fully extended, the weight in the drawer would actually break the drawer slides before the table will tip. This is a very solid unit. The 40” short depth is more than the 29” height which has a lot to do with balance.

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#6 posted 09-06-2013 05:01 PM

Fine looking table! Great design, has very nice walnut accents and flawless finish. Great work!

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#7 posted 09-11-2013 10:46 AM

Very nice table.The wood is beautiful.A solid wood dining table that matches your space, taste and lifestyle can upgrade your room up to a new level of interior design.Wood dining tables can be maintained easily and always are capable of being restored to their original state.

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