Knotty Alder Dining Table

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Project by deerslayer_13 posted 207 days ago 1019 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Build this knotty alder dining table for a friend as a surprise Christmas gift for his wife. The design came from a rough sketch on the back of an envelope and a 2 week window to complete it in.
Its build heavy duty, each leg weighs about 50 lbs, the center beam is another 35 lbs, and the top is 120+ lbs.
I made the mistake of bringing it into my house for some pictures, now my wife want a new table! The fun never ends. Matching bench and chairs in the near future.
Tell me what you think of it.

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#1 posted 207 days ago

Great looking table. Must be a pita to move

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#2 posted 206 days ago

Very nice!

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#3 posted 206 days ago

Nice looking table!

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#4 posted 206 days ago

Beautiful table, excellent build.

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#5 posted 202 days ago

Great looking and solid table! Great design and finish. It will last forever. Great job!

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#6 posted 202 days ago

This is a nice clean table. Well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 175 days ago

It is beautiful!....just absolutely beautiful. I’ve been wanting to build a kitchen table am in love with this. What type of wood did you use? I guess alder is a type of wood? (newbie here)

Great job and thanks for sharing.

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