Unique Base, 72 inch Round Dining Table

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Project by Durbs75 posted 10-07-2016 11:40 AM 2687 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a custom table for a very good client of mine about 2 years ago. It’s 72 inches round and features a somewhat smaller, curved base and linear feet.

The table is made from solid poplar. The base was designed by me based on what my client described during our initial consultation. Everything on the base is held together with mortise and tenon joinery and was very interesting to glue up! Now how do we attach a large top to a smaller base??

In order to prevent racking and tipping movement, I wanted to create a very sturdy connection between the top and base. I got a piece of sheet steel 1/4 inch thick and 36 inches square. I then welded 1 inch square tube at 60 inch long arms onto the plate steel. Oversized holes were drilled into the square tube to allow for the top to move with the seasons. The plate steel is mounted to the curved column via 3/8 inch by 4 inch lag bolts with 2 per leg, so 8 lag bolts total. It’s solid and probably overkill, but I over engineer a lot of my projects to ensure it stays like it should!!!

The finish is a satin antique white acrylic paint. Then it was lightly distressed and then a dark walnut danish oil was applied to give it a beautiful antique looking patina. The finish is 3 coats of a semi gloss acrylic poly sprayed on!

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA,

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#1 posted 10-08-2016 09:53 PM

Wow! What a beautiful table. The base looks great, while being beefy enough to hold this big table where it needs to be. Fantastic job.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#2 posted 10-09-2016 01:21 PM

Thank you. It was a unique build!!!

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA,

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