Conference Table for Local Church #13: The Tables Are Done!

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Blog entry by Sawdustonmyshoulder posted 12-17-2008 04:57 AM 2546 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After my clients chose a clear natural finish for the table, I used a natural-colored grain filler and 5 coats of satin Minwax Wipe On Poly to complete the tables.

It took about 10 men to lift and move it to my 12 foot trailer to move it to the church. The legs and stretchers were assembled using oak pins using the draw bore pin method. The table top dropped into position nicely and with a few screws to keep it from “floating off”. :-) You can never trust gravity, you know.

Thanks for watching my progress through the construction of this project. I learned a great deal from it and hope you have also.

Here it is…. my clients hope that church members will stand aghast at the site of this table and the “lovely” metal chairs and anti up for a gaggle of new ones. Preferably, something in leather and oak. Time will tell.

The two side tables are to be added to each end to make the total length 16 feet long and seat 20 people. When not in use, they will stand against the wall.

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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#1 posted 12-17-2008 05:06 AM

These turned out gorgeous!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 12-17-2008 05:54 AM

Thank you for sharing the journey. The finished product is inspiring.


-- I don't make sawdust...I produce vast quantities of "Micro Mulch."

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#3 posted 12-17-2008 07:01 PM

The metal chairs really do add a touch of class top an otherwise mundane table. ;)

JK, I hope they get some decent chairs to match. Maybe they can get you to make them?

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#4 posted 12-17-2008 07:08 PM

Beautiful projects indeed . God bless you . Happy Holidays to you and yours !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 12-18-2008 03:21 AM

Greg, let me stop laughing…....................

You are right. I think they will get some nice ones.

Thanks for the funny post.

Merry Christmas, all.

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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#6 posted 12-19-2008 09:26 PM

Wonderful work and a perfect design for your customer! HH’s

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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