Kitchen Table

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Project by Thos. Angle posted 03-13-2014 05:28 PM 1294 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I came home the fall before last and realized I needed a kitchen table. The other one left in a divorce. I was left eating on a plastic folding table. Not good for a LumberJock. I headed into Lowe’s. I was in a hurry. Two of those already glued pieces of pine, four legs from the bin, a couple good pine 1×4’s and some finish. I decided that 48×48 should do the job and give me something like an island to work on. I got out the tenon saw and the mortise chisels. I glued the two top pieces together with biscuits (I still have my biscuit machine). While it was in the clamps I went to work on legs and apron. Before I could do that though, I had to build me a bench with a vise. I then proceeded to chop mortises and saw tenons. I fitted the tenons with my shoulder plane and edged the apron with a router. I then made corner pieces and screwed them in. I wanted it stout. When I checked out the table top, I found that it was trying to split in two places. I made butterflies for them from some Jarra I had laying around. I ran the router around the top and put glue blocks on the apron making sure to make enlarged holes. I mounted the top, sanded it, and finished it with poly. The legs and apron got a one shot finish that I found. I hauled it in the house and had dinner. I cheated every way I could so I could have a place to set my plate. LOL

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 03-13-2014 07:29 PM

Very nice job. Much better than getting the old back. :-)

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

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#2 posted 03-13-2014 09:00 PM

really nice tom, looks plenty big for a big cowboy dinner, just make sure you have plenty of elbow room…yep its certainly worthy to be a lumberjocks table…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 03-13-2014 09:01 PM

oh, the pictures are really small when you go to make them bigger, sure would be nice to see this in larger pictures

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 03-13-2014 10:24 PM

I hope that you haven’t been starving until you got the table built.

Great looking job Tom

-- 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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Thos. Angle

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#5 posted 03-13-2014 10:29 PM

By golly Karson, if you were huntin’ somebody starvin’ you wouldn’t waste a bullet on me!!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 03-14-2014 12:07 AM

Good to see you’re movin forward. That table should be stout enough to hold up more than dinner.
The teeny pics were too small for me to check out your top/apron attachment but I know you did it stout!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 03-14-2014 03:28 AM

Very Nice Project & Well Done. Thanks for Sharing.


-- Staring up to admire your Halo,usually creates a pain in the neck!

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#8 posted 03-14-2014 03:43 AM

Looks strong enough for a cowboy Tom. Nice job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 03-20-2014 02:32 PM

Good looking table! Very well made and the butterflies are great accents. Great job!

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