Walnut and Cherry Dining Set

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Project by BigRedKnothead posted 05-30-2016 05:41 PM 2926 views 12 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a while since I posted a project. Well, that because I’ve been meddling with this commission over a year!;-)

I made this set for my Aunt and Uncle. The idea was kicked around at Thanksgiving a couple years ago. It took us awhile to come up with the design, but I really like how it turned out. The two-tone approach with the walnut and cherry make the piece in my opinion.

I could blab more about it, but the entire build is blogged in the tutorial page on my blog:

I think blogging and posting updates on facebook made the entire process fun for my Aunt and Uncle. And, I think it gave people an idea just how much work an undertaking like this is!

Very rewarding experience. There is a table leaf so then can downsize later. Also, other custom features like captains chairs with lumbar support for my uncle, and regular chairs for my aunt. I can’t wait to put it in their home. Questions and comments always welcome.

Take care,

The Big, to the Red, to the Knothead

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#1 posted 05-30-2016 05:47 PM

Came out really nice, Red. Love the walnut with cherry slats combination on the chairs.

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#2 posted 05-30-2016 05:49 PM

well done Red!

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#3 posted 05-30-2016 06:04 PM

Beautiful work BigRed. Great combination of woods.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#4 posted 05-30-2016 06:09 PM

Some very Lucky people will inherit this beautiful Table and Chairs someday!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 05-30-2016 06:13 PM

Very nice Red
Amazing craftsmanship


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#6 posted 05-30-2016 07:07 PM

Very nice job. Wow, that looks great.


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#7 posted 05-30-2016 07:12 PM

Looks great

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#8 posted 05-30-2016 07:17 PM

This dining room set is very nicely done and looks very attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 05-30-2016 07:33 PM

Aunt and uncle gonna be real happy with the set Red. I really like the cherry top and chair design.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#10 posted 05-30-2016 07:34 PM

Great work Red. Looks terrific.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#11 posted 05-30-2016 07:40 PM

“I think blogging and posting updates on facebook made the entire process fun for my Aunt and Uncle. And, I think it gave people an idea just how much work an undertaking like this is!”

That’s neat how you took folks on the journey to producing such quality furniture.

Great craftsmanship Mr. Red!

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#12 posted 05-30-2016 08:04 PM

Who’s your favorite Nephew, Auntie and Uncle?
I just spent a good, long time in your website, Dan, getting to know you. What a delight. Are Wayne and Ethel the aforementioned Auntie and Uncle?
I’m stupefied by the quality of your work. How lucky you are to live in an area with such a rich handcrafting heritage, and to have an Uncle like Wayne (I have no Uncles left, at all). though there isn’t a carrot big enough, nor a stick long enough to get me to leave Southern California (except, temporarily).
Just in case my ship comes in, and I can afford to attend such a thing, when does the Handworks thing take place, and is it held annually?

So many words. I need a nap.

-- Mark

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#13 posted 05-30-2016 08:09 PM

Beautiful wood combo, beautiful build. Pat yourself on the back for that one!

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#14 posted 05-30-2016 08:44 PM

Stunting, very good work

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#15 posted 05-30-2016 09:10 PM

Beautiful work, Red. Love the results.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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