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Forum topic by DKV posted 01-02-2013 06:38 PM 1630 views 0 times favorited 107 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-02-2013 06:38 PM

I have always had the craving to build a table. Do you guys think I should use wood? Should I use tools? If so, what tools should I use? I really appreciate all the talent out there and know you guys can help me. Oh, by the way do any of you know where I can find some plans for the table you guys decide for me that I should build?

Also, I usually have between 14 to 16 people over for dinner on Sunday. Should I make the table long enough to accomodate all of them? Should I use a leaf in the table or should I rennovate my dining room to accomodate the new table you guys are going to help me with? I think extending the dining room may be a little much…what do you guys think?

Ok, one last question? Can someone send me a list of the tools I will need? Should I use glue for the project and if so what kind? I’m sure I’ll have more questions as the table is being built. Once the table is complete what type of finish should I put on it? I guess the finishing question can wait till later.

Thanks in advance for all the help you guys can give me? BTW, is there anyone in my area that can lend me the tools I’ll need or give me some shop time?

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#1 posted 01-02-2013 07:03 PM

being from California, don’t you simply sit in floor mats and pass the rice bowl around? why do you need a table?

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#2 posted 01-02-2013 07:05 PM

Thanks Katdaddy. Good idea.
Teejk, currently you are correct. I would like to upgrade to a table. You do bring up a good point. Do I really need a table? What do you guys think?

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#3 posted 01-02-2013 07:17 PM

And what will these “guests” of yours SIT UPON once you build this table?

Oh suuuuure! You didnt even THINK about chairs, now did you??? :-)

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#4 posted 01-02-2013 07:32 PM

Joein10asee, I was thinking I would use short legs and continue to sit on the mats. However, I might want to go full out and build chairs also. Maybe I’ll do that after I build my confidence with the table. So many decisions… What do you guys think? Do chairs go well with a table? Would it be hard to go with short legs now and then extend them later? Oh my…

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#5 posted 01-02-2013 07:51 PM

This is the table and chairs you should build.

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#6 posted 01-02-2013 07:57 PM

Jim454, that is sooooooo cool. Where did you find it? Do you have plans? It looks like the legs can be removed? Is that so?

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#7 posted 01-02-2013 08:10 PM

if you want chairs, you may want to consider floatation…much of the country prays every day for the big quake that will detach the Granola State from the US and send it elsewhere.

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#8 posted 01-02-2013 08:22 PM

Yes I have the plans for $199.00 for the table and $299.00 for chairs plans and they tell you what tools to use what wood to buy and the beat part all you need a hammer nails & hand saw and you are good to go. Sorry the price dose not include tools and wood.

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#9 posted 01-02-2013 08:25 PM

Teejk, why is everyone so hostile towards CA? If it wasn’t for CA who would set the fashions and fads? The remainder of the US would be lost without us?

Jim454, I’ll think about it. Is the price firm? Any room for negotiation?

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#10 posted 01-02-2013 08:28 PM

tables are actually quite east to make. just a top, three or four legs, and some narrowerr boards to connect the legs to each other.

whether for a TV…

along a wall….

or, just hold a lamp…

I do have a few, in my Projects page….

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#11 posted 01-02-2013 08:31 PM

Bandit, can you loan me the plans?

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#12 posted 01-02-2013 08:43 PM

$150.00 for table and 250.00 for chairs plans is the low as I can go.

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#13 posted 01-02-2013 08:50 PM

Plans? I did those for just scraps in the shop. How ever the parts fitted together, is how they turned out. Mostly a Mission Style for the larger ones. TV table was from recycled picnic table parts, and a few pieces of plywood for shelves.

Another good source would be the two books that Norm Abrams put out. One can still order a DVD and plan from Norm…

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#14 posted 01-02-2013 08:52 PM

Teejk, you know I was thinking if you guys lost CA then UT would be the style and pacesetter for the US.

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#15 posted 01-02-2013 08:59 PM

DKV “if you guys lost CA then UT would be the style and pacesetter for the US”

nah…normal people in what you guys call “fly over country” would again prevail…people that actually pull their weight and don’t expect much unless they really need it on a temporary basis.

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