walnut dining table

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Project by mrbentontoyou posted 03-08-2009 03:46 AM 2533 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dining table I made for a local couple, modeled after a traditional italian peasant table.
93” long, 40” wide, 30” tall.
The top was made from three 8/4 boards, 8’ by 15” wide.
The legs and aprons all came from 4/4 material.
Aprons are dovetailed, legs are inset flush with aprons.
Lots of great figure in the top.

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#1 posted 03-08-2009 04:46 AM

Excellent job. Very nice table. What finish you used?

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#2 posted 03-08-2009 04:58 AM

Oh marvellous! I DO so love the look of walnut! :) Made my day, thanks.

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#3 posted 03-08-2009 05:15 AM

Nice dining table.

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#4 posted 03-08-2009 05:43 AM

Very Nice. Love that walnut. Where were these peasants from an Italian Beverly Hills?



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#5 posted 03-09-2009 04:10 AM

The finish is just satin poly, brushed on, 4 coats, very light p400 sanding between each. The woman this table was built for grew up in northern italy and her family members all had tables like this. Apparently a peasant table is the italian version of an american farm table. Only probably not made of walnut!

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#6 posted 11-15-2010 04:12 PM

Phenomenal design & material selection. Perfect!

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#7 posted 05-14-2012 09:48 PM

Love it!

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#8 posted 05-14-2012 10:12 PM

Absolutely love it. The clean lines and smooth finish make me think of a good dark ale, or I should say, I great place to sit down and enjoy one. I’ve been trying to figure out my own design for a farm table and your peasant table looks almost like what I had envisioned, down to the walnut and tapered legs. Love the proportions of those legs too.

The side profile shows a perfectly flat top, but the other images almost make the top seem almost rounded. Is that entirely an illusion or is there more to that top than meets the eye? Just curious.

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#9 posted 10-12-2012 08:32 PM

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