Dining Table Build #1: Intro

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Blog entry by Mark posted 09-01-2014 11:30 PM 968 reads 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Well after a month and a bit, a small bathroom reno, and a few side projects I’m finally moving on to my table build. After considerable browsing on numerous web sites, on line catalogs and posts by other LJ’S, I have decided to try my hand at a Mission (Arts & Crafts) style from Stickley. Fortunately there are several distributors fairly close to where I live so I produced a cad drawing, went to the stores (several times) and was able to apply some numbers to my drawing. From there it was a process of drawing out the parts with dimensions. After all that I redid my drawing on Sketch-up just to make sure every thing would work out, so I’m hoping there won’t be too many surprises. I have a bit of the 6/4 Cherry left over from the chair build and will use that on the upper and lower end rails. I plane to make the top finished at 1 1/8” thick, so I’m still debating 5/4 or 6/4 to start with.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 09-02-2014 01:01 AM

Mark, I would use 6/4 stock to end with up with 9/8” finished. That is a great looking table and should be a lot of fun.

-- Art

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