New Kitchen Table

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Project by Stevedore posted 04-09-2016 07:23 PM 847 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This isn’t anything spectacular, but we’re pretty happy with it.

I made a mission-style kitchen table to replace a table I made back in the 1980’s. We bought some chairs from Stickley, and I used a finishing method & products from Homestead Finishing to match the Onondaga finish on the chairs.

All of the table parts are made from quartersawn white oak (from Boards & Beams, in Fairfield, NJ, for those of you who may be nearby). The legs are laminated from 3 pieces, with 1/16” veneer on the faces covering the glue joints. I resawed the veneer on my bandsaw, then ran the legs through my planer after gluing the veneer on to square & clean everything up.

The table aprons are mortised into the legs, but not glued. I used metal corner fasteners from Rockler to hold everything together; worked well, & the table is quite solid. I’m not sure that we could have moved the table from my shop to the kitchen if it was all glued up. And I’m not sure that we would have been able to get it out of the house if we move someday!

-- Steve, in Morris County, NJ

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#1 posted 04-10-2016 02:13 PM

It’s very elegant in its simplicity! Thanks for sharing. Well done matching the purchased pieces. This is the second project I found this morning using one of those recipes. I may have to try one since it’s so successful.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#2 posted 04-11-2016 12:45 AM

That’s a really nice table.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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