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Forum topic by Slabguy posted 05-25-2018 06:10 PM 381 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Slabguy

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05-25-2018 06:10 PM

I’m looking for some plans for something similar to the mid century modern dining tables below. Haven’t had any luck searching yet. Any advice on where to look? Thanks.


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#1 posted 05-25-2018 10:34 PM

Why not design it yourself? FWW ran a good article years ago with all the ‘typical’ dimensions like table heights, how much space each diner needs, etc. you could start there.

Most dining tables are 29-30” high. I just finished up a dining table last year, I allowed 24” elbow room for each diner. A 3” apron is pretty typical to allow enough room for legs.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#2 posted 05-26-2018 12:59 PM

I wouldn’t really have a problem with the correct dimensions but I’m not sure on the joints. Haven’t done much angled leg work. How do the legs join to the rails? How is the kicker piece attached to the top or back to the frame? Thanks.

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#3 posted 05-26-2018 01:26 PM

Check out Chris Salomone on YouTube. He does all sorts of modern design stuff. No plans but you can get an idea of how the joinery works, at least for his stuff.

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#4 posted 05-27-2018 03:13 AM



I wouldn’t really have a problem with the correct dimensions but I’m not sure on the joints. Haven’t done much angled leg work. How do the legs join to the rails? How is the kicker piece attached to the top or back to the frame? Thanks.

- Slabguy


Mortise and tenon would be one way, you might be able to make metal corner braces work as well:

http://www.rockler.com/surface-mount-corner-brackets-for-table-aprons

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#5 posted 05-27-2018 04:12 AM

It’s a interesting piece the chairs are very cool and look nice with the table.
You should go after the this build without plans even if you make two tables you will learn a lot and the reward will be high.
Use a very inexpensive wood to figure out your proportions and jointery for the legs. I bet for 60 bucks your could get enough popler to build the bottom.
Good luck

-- Aj

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