Solid Pecan table on pedistal

  • Advertise with us
Project by Nwdesigns posted 06-30-2016 05:12 AM 1288 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was commissioned by a good customer to build this solid Pecan table. The top is 1 1/4” thick and 55” square. The ends are traditional breadboards with hand made Walnut pegs. The legs and pedistal are also made from Pecan, however the Pecan is wrapped over an Ash core or “bones”. The vertical Pecan on the pedistal is joined using a lock miter joint and glue. There are 10” steel “L” brackets under the wrapping on the pedistal connecting to a 3/4” plywood sub-top as well as another set of brackets connectjng the legs to the pedistal.

Afrer sanding, I raised the grain and everything is stained with Minwax Espresso followed by 2 coats of a 2 lb cut of shellac and topcoated with 3 or 4 coats of waterbased finish. Not my first choice of colors as you pretty much lose all the look and color variations of the Pecan / Hickory but it came out nice and most importantly, the customer loved it!

I absolutely enjoyed every minute of this project from planing the rough lumber, to putting the final finish coat on!

4 comments so far

View Mean_Dean's profile


7048 posts in 3957 days

#1 posted 06-30-2016 11:31 PM

Great looking table! I like the simple design of it and how you’ve got the legs angled so that your feet fit under the table while sitting at it. I don’t doubt that the customer loves it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

View BB1's profile


1661 posts in 1658 days

#2 posted 07-01-2016 12:19 AM

Just a lovely table. Also thank you for the explanation of the “how to” as I’m in the learning stage and am always trying to determine how projects I like were constructed.

View gsimon's profile


1318 posts in 2923 days

#3 posted 07-01-2016 01:49 PM

awesome work

-- Greg Simon

View Derfss2003's profile


110 posts in 1528 days

#4 posted 07-01-2016 05:21 PM

nice work

-- Love the smell of snow in the morning.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics