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Kitchen Table - Douglas Fir with Natural Stain

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Project by gadget086 posted 03-07-2014 06:26 PM 7582 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a kitchen table I built for a neighbor. Its made of douglas fir and then stained natural.

-- Patrick, http://underthemountainwoodworks.blogspot.com/





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Core2

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#1 posted 03-07-2014 06:43 PM

Very cool. Good work. Can you tell me how you fastened the table top to the frame?

Also what kind of joinery did you use for the top and breadboard ends? I think I can see some dowels in the top.

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Ocelot

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#2 posted 03-07-2014 07:52 PM

Nice!

Can we see a photo of the bottom of it?

How are the legs attached?

-Ocelot

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gadget086

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#3 posted 03-07-2014 08:10 PM

The top is fastened to the table with screws from the top at the ends and from underneath in middle section. The screws are set about a 1/4 to 3/8 beneath the surface then i used dowels to fill in the holes. It looks a great deal better than filling with wood putty. The entire frame is joined by screws. I have not developed the talent for mortise and tenons yet especially on such a large table. I can take some pictures of the bottom when I get back home.

-- Patrick, http://underthemountainwoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Ocelot

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#4 posted 03-07-2014 10:44 PM

Oh, I see the dowels now. The table looks very nice. I’ve got nothing against dowels covering screws!

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#5 posted 03-07-2014 11:11 PM

There is no way I would have believed Douglas Fir would look that nice. Great Job!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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NormG

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#6 posted 03-08-2014 01:38 AM

Great job, wonderful grain pattern

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Matt in Franklin

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#7 posted 03-08-2014 01:07 PM

Is that dimensional lumber that you used?

-- Follow me on instagram and facebook @mwawoodworks , http://instagram.com/mwawoodworks/, https://www.facebook.com/MWAWoodworks

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#8 posted 03-08-2014 02:34 PM

I am working on something very similar! Very nice!

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LJackson

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#9 posted 03-09-2014 12:02 AM

Nice table. How does douglas fir compare to oak in terms of price? Eventually, when I get good enough, I want to build a table, but I want to use something other than oak for it.

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gadget086

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#10 posted 03-09-2014 03:09 AM

Thanks for all the great comments. It is dimensional lumber but all of it got ran through my planer and then I hand jointed the top. As for the cost, I would say that the douglas fir is the cheapest I can get since i have to drive an hour to get anything else. Due to where I live its easier to get douglas fir than yellow pine.

-- Patrick, http://underthemountainwoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#11 posted 03-09-2014 05:24 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed & Well Done! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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spudhogg

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#12 posted 03-09-2014 08:32 PM

Excellent job. I took a look at your blog as well..nice stuff. I may have to make one of these tables myself. Thanks for sharing.

-- Spudhogg Woodworks

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Matt in Franklin

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#13 posted 03-09-2014 08:58 PM

what grits of sandpaper did you use on it?

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gadget086

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#14 posted 03-10-2014 03:34 AM

80, 120, 220 grits. i had to hand plane the top flat because even if i did it in pieces it would still be difficult to get through the planer.

-- Patrick, http://underthemountainwoodworks.blogspot.com/

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cassiet717

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#15 posted 03-11-2014 04:40 PM

Gorgeous! I admit, I had to look up mortise and tenons. I use a Kreg Jig on almost all my pieces, and I recommend it to everyone. It’s so simple to use and makes great, strong joints that you don’t have to hide.
Absolutely love you table!

-- CassieT

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