Craftsman Table & Stools

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Project by schroeder posted 02-14-2014 02:21 PM 2168 views 13 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my favorite clients and wonderful friend gave the opportunity to build her and her family a new dining room/kitchen table & stools. The project was not without “pain” (reminder to self – the most dangerous tool in MY shop is chisels!) – but fixed myself a nigh steak & bourbon when the project was complete and everything was fine again!

Client chose the table dimensions (its pretty high,36”). Once it was done, I could see where this height would provide a nice gathering place and comfortable kitchen table. I designed the stools (....and will blog the build for both the table & stools for those who may want the plans). The whole project is White Oak with ebony accents. Finish is golden oak 210B and satin poly. Great project! hundreds of hours. All mortise & tenon with a LOT of detail work – built this to last for generations. Client gave me a great deal of freedom in design and time-frame, she was happy with the final result and that’s all that matters – The best project are the ones I build for friends!


-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#1 posted 02-14-2014 03:19 PM

Schroeder: A beautiful table and stools.

My wife wants a Pub table for the extra grandkids to eat off when the gang is here. I look forward to your blogs.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 02-14-2014 03:57 PM

Great looking work. Good helper as well.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 02-14-2014 04:06 PM

I love it! Great work.
How did you do the top of the stools , and what is the size of the seat part?

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short

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#4 posted 02-14-2014 04:16 PM

Nice! Could have left the self inflicted wound out.

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#5 posted 02-14-2014 04:27 PM

Nice table and chairs as well as a great looking lab!

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#6 posted 02-14-2014 06:17 PM

White oak is my favorite wood, 1/4 sawn is the frosting on the cake. I like the through tenon joints. Great job on the entire project. Be careful with those chisels!


-- Terry

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#7 posted 02-14-2014 06:48 PM

Looks like a set that will be inherited by her children. Thanks for sharing!
Looking forward to read you blog as well

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#8 posted 02-14-2014 08:16 PM

Great looking table, I like the lighter finish on oak, there is so much really dark stuff. Chocolate is great for a dog, though. I keep a box of nitrile gloves in the shop, slip one on when I nick myself. Keeps the wound and the project clean.


-- What's a vibrant young guy like me doing in a broken down old body like this?

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#9 posted 02-14-2014 08:54 PM

Beautiful details and good looking….looking forward to your blog post on these :)


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#10 posted 02-14-2014 10:27 PM

Very Nice Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.


-- Real MEN! Measure Once! Cut Once! Then head back to the Lumberyard. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#11 posted 02-14-2014 10:53 PM

That came out really nice. Love those breadboard ends.

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

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#12 posted 02-14-2014 11:03 PM

Nice shop, great lab, very nice project, suggest hydrogen peroxide for blood stain removal, I buy the quart bottles for my shop and truck.

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#13 posted 02-15-2014 01:17 AM

Great looking table and stools! Those breadboard ends are terrific, and I’m sure your client is just going to love her new furniture!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#14 posted 02-15-2014 01:25 AM

Absolutely gorgeous and the steak looks yummy too! :-)

-- Community Manager

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#15 posted 02-15-2014 01:27 AM

Awesome. Love the Greene and Greene details.

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

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