Modern Style Beveled Edge Dinning Table

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Project by Lavellewoodworking posted 12-27-2016 03:11 PM 1692 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently completed a new table for a client on the East Coast. He and I worked on refining a design from a simple concept to one that had the details he was looking for. The main feauture of this table was the base design. Very modern with two small rectangles that make up the legs and then a larger rectangle that locks into the legs and spans 3/4 of the table top. Hidden fasteners are used to attach the end pieces of the larger rectangle. The table top is secured in six spots with expansion slots to allow the table to naturally move while providing plenty of stability. The underside of the table top has a six inch wide bevel that was done with an electric hand plane. This gives a nice allusion that the top is thinner than it is. The table is made from Walnut and was finished with a water based poly with aluminum oxide to provide an even longer lasting and durable finish. The overall dimensions are 120” L x 43” W x 30.5” H

-- Zach, Lavelle Woodworking Studio, Fargo, ND

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#1 posted 12-27-2016 03:27 PM

looks great

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#2 posted 12-27-2016 04:47 PM

Wow that’s a good size table.Great looking table Zach the Bevel lightens the look, a good design and build a+ work.


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#3 posted 12-27-2016 05:25 PM

Great looking table, really like the bevel. What is the purpose of the aluminum oxides in the poly, what brand of water base poly, help us learn about the purpose of this. Thanks for posting.

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

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#4 posted 12-27-2016 05:34 PM

Thank you everyone for your responses so far.


The brand of finish is Varathane’s High Performance water based finish with Aluminum Oxide. It is primarily for floors but with the aluminum oxide it adds even more scratch resistance to the finish. It is a similar finish that is used on laminate flooring except it isn’t baked on. The use of it on the table will help it wear better than other polyurethanes. The downside is when it comes to refinishing years down the road, it will take more sandpaper and time to remove all the finish to bare wood.

-- Zach, Lavelle Woodworking Studio, Fargo, ND

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#5 posted 12-27-2016 08:00 PM

another great job and design Zach,always love your work and this is no exception.just plain simplistic elegance.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 12-28-2016 01:43 AM

Amazing table. Love the design and finish. I will have to remember the AO information concerning the finish.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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