Entryway Table

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Project by Mineng posted 03-14-2016 08:29 PM 1246 views 6 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This entryway table is modeled after a boardroom table shown on the Netfix show ‘Scandal’. The top is made from oak, cherry, ash, walnut, maple and birch. I was able to scrounge enough pieces to make the top about 1 1/4” thick without any laminations. The apron and legs are walnut. Each segment was fabricated individually. I end-glued and clamped each segment together and reinforced the joint using a pocket hole jig. Once the rows of segments were fabricated, I used a jointer to prep the edges for gluing. At that point, it was just the same as gluing up a bunch of thin planks – a true edge with a few biscuits for alignment.

The trickiest part was planing the top. Regardless of how careful I was or how sharp the plane was, there would inevitably be tear-out. The belt sander got lots of use on this project. The table is finished with a water based urethane from Minwax. This is the first time I used this product and am quite impressed with how well it cleans up and how quickly I can get back to the work – applying additional coats can easily be done in two hours.

The contrast of the various grains is quite striking.

The next step is to build a small bench seat to fit under the table. I’m struggling with either making the seat along the same lines as the table or make something completely different. I’m having trouble finding suitable plans.

-- Good judgement comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgement!

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#1 posted 03-15-2016 10:02 AM

I like this different woods top – awesome!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 03-16-2016 01:16 AM

I like the lines of the table, good job?

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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