9 foot ash office table

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Project by noblevfd posted 07-28-2014 12:31 AM 1835 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

table built for township office so all three trustees could face the people who attend public meetings. Used ash to help keep cost down. My first table legs made box style. The top is 1- 5/8 , legs are 4-in sq. Finished 1 coat sanding sealer, 3 coats minwax poly. Comments welcome

Thanks for looking Noblevfd

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#1 posted 07-28-2014 01:27 AM

So are you saying that the legs are 4 pieces mitered together? Very nice looking table!

-- Kevin H. --Pennsylvania

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#2 posted 07-28-2014 12:12 PM

Nice looking. The ash will be a good rugged top for a table. Good work.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 07-28-2014 01:25 PM

I like that it looks very sturdy and simple and I think the ash looks great. I’ve never worked with sanding sealer before, but I like the way the finish on this turned out. I’ll have to keep this technique in mind.

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#4 posted 07-28-2014 05:25 PM

Looks great! I love the grain pattern on the top. You laid it out very well.

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#5 posted 07-28-2014 10:31 PM


yes the legs are mitered Thanks for your comment


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#6 posted 07-28-2014 11:38 PM

The top and the finish look great. It is a very attractive table. IMO the legs look a bit heavy, maybe 3-3.5” would have been about right to my eye. FWIW

-- Art

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#7 posted 07-29-2014 10:16 PM


I agree
When planning I did not want the legs to look to small with the 9 foot length but could have went a little smaller

thanks for your comment

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#8 posted 08-02-2014 05:00 PM

Really nice looking table – – -

My brother had a similar sized table table built for family gatherings by a local kitchen cabinet maker. His was made from 2 in red oak and I thought it looked pretty good at the time. But, the finish dose not compare with yours. The cabinet maker moved down to Texas, and about 5 years later two of the glue joints on the top began to open up.

Perhaps the red oak wasn’t dry enough, or perhaps it moves more than ash, or perhaps it wasn’t properly maintained or in all likelihood, you are just more careful about what you do.

Any advise for me and my old 6 in AMT jointer? We are hesitant to glue together a surface more than 4 boards wide and about 4 ft long?

Impressive table – thanks for sharing.

-- Barry

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#9 posted 08-02-2014 09:04 PM

matts_dad , I also have a 6 in jointer so I use my table saw and a 12 ft. 1×8 with clamps to get straight edge to work with. It took a few passes to get a good edge. Its a little tricky to push a 12 ft through the saw and keep it on the fence. My lumber was skip planed when I got it and fairly flat. Planed it and made 4 sets of cauls from 2×6 to get glue up as flats as I could then got out the belt sander with 40 grit and went to work. This is not the easiest way but I you have to work with the tools you have and I really enjoy making large tops

thanks for comment

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#10 posted 08-03-2014 01:55 PM

noblevfd – Thanks very much for the insight. But, from my perspective you left out one important item: Your’e rather good at what you do!

-- Barry

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#11 posted 03-09-2015 06:34 PM

Way kewl

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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