Kitchen table Build #5: Getting back to it

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Blog entry by Woodpecker23 posted 09-11-2015 11:48 PM 1148 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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So…after being stuck with this table because the clients I was building this for ended up separating I decided it was time to get back to work on it and see if I can interest someone else in the table. Over the last few weeks I have been contemplating what to do with this piece; either continue on the original plan of the high bars stool type kitchen table or go a different route and make it a little more friendly to the typical house hold.

I really like the original plan and was very excited to do something a little more on the unique side but after a lot of deliberation I decided to re-design a bit in order to more accommodate a wider range of buyers.

The original table size was 60”x45”... quite an awkward size and custom size to fit the original clients space. For me anyhow this is would be way to wide for my house and most houses in the area here. I cut shrunk the width down to 36” and kept the length of the table the same. As for the height the original was 38”, in order to get this down to a normal height I actually had to disassemble almost the entire base which meant unscrewing and getting the glue joints separated without damaging the main outside supports. I decided to cut just a hair back from the glue joint and sand the rest away…which worked out pretty well. Final height of the table now is 29” from the floor to the bottom of table.

This is where the progress sits as of right now…

I had my wife come out to test the height… she is the final judge on anything I do. I figure if I can make her love it I wont have much of a problem pleasing others!:) I succeeded so far on this… She gave me the big pouty lip and said she wants in our house, so I think my decisions where the right ones.

I will keep the updates coming on this for anyone that is interested. I appreciate all feedback or comments, Have a good day all!

-- measure once, cut twice...swear repeatedly

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#1 posted 09-12-2015 10:50 AM

nice work WP!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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