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oxonian

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10-31-2016 11:04 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cherry finishing question arts and crafts

Hello friends,

I hope you are doing well. A friend of mine is making a desk for my study. He is relatively new to this, and I am completely new.

We selected some cherry wood for the top, and now I need your advice on what type and wood I should select for the legs.

I want the legs to be very formal looking, like a power desk! Maybe something to contrast the cherry top, which is a bit light in color.

The dimensions of the table are:

36” by 68”

The legs will need to be 30”, and my friend, the woodworker, has suggested that the thickness should be at least 3”, if not thicker.

Here are some pictures of the table top as it is now.

Can any of you please share some suggestions on what style of legs I should get, the wood and color, and most importantly, if there is any good online source from where to buy these?

Please do let me know if I can share some more information.

Thank you so much!
Oxonian


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#1 posted 10-31-2016 11:09 PM

Oxonian, you can goole wooden furniture legs and get the style you like. They run about $45 each. Some of the Jocks here may be able to make them for you for less. I think walnut complements cherry as the cherry will get darker in time.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#2 posted 10-31-2016 11:11 PM

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#3 posted 10-31-2016 11:45 PM

Thank you so much,

Do you know how I can approach a jock to have the legs made for me? Should I post a new topic, or is there any other way?

I would rather contribute $$ to someone on here, as opposed to a big company.

Please let me know.

Thank you,
Oxonian

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#4 posted 10-31-2016 11:57 PM

You bet.. Just create a new forum and ask the question and see if folks will bid on it. I would do it for you but I am too slow.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#5 posted 11-01-2016 12:43 AM

Thank you!

How long would you take?

Do you know which forum is most appropriate to post in? I just want to adhere to the rules and protocols of the community.

Thank you very much
Oxonian

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#6 posted 11-01-2016 12:57 AM

Maybe on trade and swaps?? I don’t think the admins mind you putting it in a “wrong category”. My table saw died so am waiting for the new one to arrive and then I have to set it up. I also work a full time job. If others don’t respond, let me know and we will work something out. Just make sure to make your decision on the type of legs you want and hopefully your friend is going to make the apron. Woodworkers would need to know how wide the apron is going to be so they can provide a reasonable square ends for the apron to attach to the legs. Also, you need to specify whether you want the woodworker to make the grooves for apron’s tongue unless you have another joint ideas. They will ask you more questions as you go but have your basic information on the post.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#7 posted 11-01-2016 04:05 PM

Just buy the legs from a company, it’ll be cheaper and quicker.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#8 posted 11-01-2016 05:35 PM

Thank you. Any suggestions for companies apart from the Osborne woods?

Thank you!

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