Dining table

  • Advertise with us
Project by Cedar Furniture Lodge posted 12-16-2016 06:02 AM 2373 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello LJ friends long time no post. I was commissioned to build a basic rustic 4’ X 4’ dining table. It started out pretty good till I got to the finish sanding part. My customer came by my shop and decided he wanted it 2’ longer and he wanted board added to the ends and going the other way like a breadboard ends. Never done that before and especially like he wanted. I also changed up the legs too, instead of two half stumps, I decided to attempt a trestle type legs or pedestal type. Not sure what to officially call them, you could drive yourself crazy trying to put a label on it lol. The legs were cool, but did learn a lot, especially how not to do it again lol. Great concept but executed amateurish you could say, next time I will give the uprights a little shape to make them more attractive instead of plain looking. All in all the customer was absolutely amazed and happy as can be and it’s was a local guy to boot.

-- "The Cedar King"

14 comments so far

View BobWemm's profile


2834 posts in 2655 days

#1 posted 12-16-2016 11:58 AM

Hey Todd, don’t you just love it when your customer changes his mind.
But it look pretty damn good to me Mate.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

30543 posts in 3067 days

#2 posted 12-16-2016 12:06 PM

Very awesome work sir.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View BusterB's profile


2287 posts in 2737 days

#3 posted 12-16-2016 12:42 PM

Awesome work as usual buddy!!! Well done

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

24484 posts in 3834 days

#4 posted 12-16-2016 01:58 PM

Beautiful table, Todd!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View Oldtool's profile


2918 posts in 2919 days

#5 posted 12-16-2016 02:52 PM

Fantastic looking table, great job. How did you attach the breadboards?, dowels. Tenons?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

View david38's profile


3518 posts in 3072 days

#6 posted 12-16-2016 03:17 PM

nice table

View Bobsboxes's profile


1444 posts in 3393 days

#7 posted 12-16-2016 04:30 PM

Great looking table, vrty nice work.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

View Ub1chris's profile


133 posts in 2109 days

#8 posted 12-16-2016 04:30 PM

Too bad the customer changed their mind – it looked better without the “breadboards” but I guess if the customer is happy it’s all good. It may be the photo angle but it looks tippy to me.

View Ivan's profile


15837 posts in 3596 days

#9 posted 12-16-2016 04:44 PM

Very impresive finish.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View Cedar Furniture Lodge 's profile

Cedar Furniture Lodge

824 posts in 3001 days

#10 posted 12-16-2016 07:36 PM

Thanks for all your comments and questions, it’s always good to get feed back and tip’s .Thank you and have a Merry Christmas everyone.

-- "The Cedar King"

View Alongiron's profile


654 posts in 3422 days

#11 posted 12-17-2016 03:18 AM

One word. beautiful!!
You should be proud of your fine work!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

View Roger's profile


21030 posts in 3533 days

#12 posted 12-17-2016 01:10 PM

Total eye candy Todd.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

View whitebeast88's profile


4128 posts in 2919 days

#13 posted 12-17-2016 08:47 PM

Beautiful.simply the legs.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

View docspencer's profile


427 posts in 2674 days

#14 posted 12-17-2016 10:57 PM

Wow. That is beautiful! Nice job.

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