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Forum topic by Jim posted 10-15-2014 03:24 PM 862 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim

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10-15-2014 03:24 PM

Hey everyone. Check out my newest project. I just submitted it to the client for their approval. They wanted a Craftsman Style dining table made of 8/12” red oak.

I’d enjoy any design feedback you may have as well as long as it’s constructive. Thanks!

Jim

-- Jim from Rivertown Woodcraft | Grand Rapids, MI | www.YouTube.com/user/RivertownWoodcraft


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BinghamtonEd

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#1 posted 10-15-2014 03:43 PM

Nice looking table…what keeps the bottom stretcher secured?

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#2 posted 10-15-2014 03:59 PM

I think you are smart to include the square inlays on top of the table. With six chairs around our dining table, most of the details are obscured. The top is really what you see.
Make sure you allow for movement in those breadboard ends.
When the table comes indoors, the top will shrink a little, which will leave the splines a little proud. That is fine if it doesn’t bother you. I tend to use a blind mortise and tenons on my breadboard ends to avoid this issue. Otherwise you might consider a Greene and Greene style breadboard end to hide the movement.

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#3 posted 10-15-2014 05:23 PM

I like it. Not sure about the bottom stretcher as BinghamtonEd mentioned. Maybe eliminate the tall cuts there and have a through tenon with some wedge of different color? Those holes will be hard to clean.

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#4 posted 10-15-2014 05:32 PM

Thanks for the feedback, yes after talking with a few people that design is changing. I’m moving towards a breadboard like yours (photos taken from google, but are actually yours!!)

Other details are still being worked out, like what BinghamtonEd mentioned. Most likely a tusk and tenon or something of that nature.

Thanks guys, if you have any other insight, by all means post, I’m learning like the rest of most of us!

Jim


I think you are smart to include the square inlays on top of the table. With six chairs around our dining table, most of the details are obscured. The top is really what you see.
Make sure you allow for movement in those breadboard ends.
When the table comes indoors, the top will shrink a little, which will leave the splines a little proud. That is fine if it doesn t bother you. I tend to use a blind mortise and tenons on my breadboard ends to avoid this issue. Otherwise you might consider a Greene and Greene style breadboard end to hide the movement.

- pintodeluxe

-- Jim from Rivertown Woodcraft | Grand Rapids, MI | www.YouTube.com/user/RivertownWoodcraft

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