Country style hickory table and bench

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Project by Patrick posted 02-27-2016 08:51 PM 1081 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made for a friend/co-worker for their new house. built from rustic hickory. may not look it, but holy smokes its heavy. 76X40X30. Learned why you don’t run one long deep mortis and tenon full length of the table. first built the table had one continuos 1.5” deep blind mortis for each bread board end, for wood movement. Then doweled with slots from underneath. Well because of this the mortis wood curled up because nothing would keep it from cupping. So now I know after fixing it with gaps between solid and mortised wood, not to do that again!
hope this makes sense and keeps someone else from making the same mistake:)

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#1 posted 02-27-2016 10:17 PM

It looks awesome!

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#2 posted 02-28-2016 03:23 PM

thank you:)

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#3 posted 02-28-2016 04:09 PM

I saw this yesterday and went right past it. my bad – gheeeezzzow that is very attractive. Hickory is so nice because the color is so different in each piece.

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#4 posted 02-28-2016 07:00 PM

Love Hickory grain and colors. Nice job on the table : )

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