A new dining room set for my wife! #39: It's all about the trim!

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Blog entry by GaryK posted 06-10-2011 07:05 AM 5703 reads 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 38: Just a little trimming. Part 39 of A new dining room set for my wife! series Part 40: Installing the trim and more! »

With the edge on the top so vulnerable to getting damaged I want to get the trim on it as soon as I can.

I want something that can take a beating so I chose that very hard and heavy Santos Mahogany with some Wenge to add some detail.

Here are the 6 pieces I started out with all cut.

This is how they will be glued up. Both pieces of wenge are oversized to allow me to trim them as a unit for a perfect fit.
First I glued up the piece in the upper left corner. Then when dry I took it over the table saw and cut the height and width to make the wenge perfectly flush.

While they were still square I added the groove down it length. You’ll see what that’s for later. Then I glued in the other piece of wenge.

Here it is all done. I rounded the piece of wenge over hanging the bottom. It’s over hanging for two reasons, First it makes it the same thickness as the 1” plywood top and secondly it will help to get a grip when moving the table.

The other cut was made with part of a raised panel bit. I wanted something gradual and not just rounded over. People will be resting the forearms on here so I wanted it to be comfortable. I will soften the edged with a sander before I’m done.

Here is the bit I used to add the groove in the trim pieces and you can see I also did it to all edges of the top.

Next I will be attaching the trim to the top. Stay tuned!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 06-10-2011 07:24 AM

COOL trim!

Looking good… squirming to edge of chair… LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#2 posted 06-10-2011 08:55 AM

this will be a classic for sure gary

you have a great grasp of details and design

and think of all the money you saved

by blowing a wad on this set lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Gary Fixler

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#3 posted 06-10-2011 09:13 AM

Now that’s fancy!

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#4 posted 06-10-2011 11:33 AM

As I am in the process of doing my kitchen table top I’m finding this very helpful.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#5 posted 06-10-2011 12:46 PM

This is going to be amazing

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#6 posted 06-10-2011 01:36 PM

Gary, this dining set blog has been a pleasure to follow. I can’t wait to see the finished work. Its going to be beautiful.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#7 posted 06-10-2011 02:19 PM

Truly inspiring,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Occie gilliam

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#8 posted 06-10-2011 03:01 PM

nice as all ways Gary

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you [email protected]

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#9 posted 06-10-2011 03:17 PM

Gary: Some nice looking edge detail.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#10 posted 06-10-2011 04:30 PM

this blog exults me
A cascade of enthusiasm and will

Good lesson Gary

-- Back home. Fernando

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#11 posted 06-10-2011 09:29 PM

nice I can’t wait to see them on the top.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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alan coon

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#12 posted 06-10-2011 11:05 PM

Gary, What kind of spline are you going to use? looking great!!

-- Al, South E. Az., But it's a dry heat.

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#13 posted 06-10-2011 11:17 PM

Looks, GaryK.

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#14 posted 06-10-2011 11:22 PM

Well, Gary, I might as well listdown some of those router bits you are using then add it to the tools list. Those bits you are using are not really available in here. The last time I bought my T and G (same as yours above) was direct from a dealer of MAKITA and I have to wait. It is also expensive. But the way I see how you use it, the job becomes very easy… Galing mo man (You are really good)

-- Bert

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#15 posted 06-10-2011 11:37 PM

Gettun Closer AAAAAHHHHHHHH !!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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