Cherry dining table.

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Project by Yamamaha posted 07-30-2014 06:52 PM 1583 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project cost a total of $260.00 in materials. 6’ long, 40” wide at the middle and 33” wide on the ends. Side aprons were made by laminating 3 pieces of 1/4” cherry bent around a form. I learned a big lesson with this project. For $25.00, I had the table top sanded in a 50” wide belt sander at a sawmill. They used 80 grit, so I still had to finish sand. Sanded to 320g, then about five coats of Tried and True Varnish Oil.

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#1 posted 07-30-2014 08:24 PM

lovely looking table. the curved top and side aprons are s a nice feature.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 07-30-2014 10:56 PM

Very nice design and execution, also, you did a great job with the finish.

-- Art

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#3 posted 07-30-2014 11:10 PM

Nice looking table, I like how it came out. I too have hired a shop to run my tabletops through a 50” planer/drum sander and it is well worth it!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#4 posted 07-31-2014 06:15 AM

Looks pretty sweet. How much labor was involved with bowing those rails?

-- "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides!" --Artur Schnabel

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#5 posted 07-31-2014 09:48 AM

Great job love the lines on this.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 07-31-2014 12:59 PM

is your base mortise and tenon assembly?

-- If you can't read it Scribble wrote it!! “Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”

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#7 posted 08-07-2014 06:30 PM

The finish is about five coats of Tried and True Varnish oil. Bowing the rails took awhile to figure out. I knew what width the middle and ends were to be, and then just had to figure out how much bow to make to get to that figure. The legs are held to the apron with Beadlok dowels.

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