|Forum topic by Tim||posted 01-02-2007 07:04 AM||1794 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
01-02-2007 07:04 AM
My growing family is going to need a larger dining talbe in the next few years. Last year we moved into a new home, and our old 4-place drop-leaf isn’t going to cut it for much longer. Makes it tough to entertain more than one other couple.
First, a little background on my skills. I’ve completed 4-5 “major” projects since I started woodworking a few years ago. Most of these have been cabinets or built-in shelves, plywood with solid face frames. I buy my plywood/lumber at home stores. I just bought a nice used 6” jointer and by the time I’m ready to tackle this project I’ll probably have purchased a 12” planer. I’m at the stage where I want to start working more with rough lumber, rather than buying it all s4s.
I’ve seen some tables at furniture stores that I like, but I haven’t settled on a specific style yet. I want to make something “solid” looking, that will seat 10-12 at most. I’m thinking i will buy chairs for it rather than making them.
So here’s my question: what can I do now to start getting ready for this type of project? Any suggested reading? Any suggestions of smaller projects I could take on now to start honing my skills?
Thanks for any help.