New Fire Department Kitchen Table

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Project by A Slice of Wood Workshop posted 03-17-2010 05:49 AM 10560 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our fire department was having problems keeping chairs around because they kept breaking. They asked me to make them a simple talbe with two benches that was copying a table from another station. I spent all of today working on the table. It still needs to be stained and get the graphics put on it, but that won’t be happening until later.

Overall size of table is a 4’x8’ sheet of 3/4” birch. The legs are treated 4×4’s. We chose treated to help with mop water sitting under them.

The benches are 75” long by 10” wide. They are made out of pine.

Hopefully it will last a long time and get lots of great use and hear some great stories while it sits around the station.

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#1 posted 03-17-2010 06:22 AM

If you put a large anvil, a rubber mallett and and 2 firefighters in an open field, the mallett will be lost, the anvil broken and a firefighter will be hurt, I hope your table can withstand the ultimate test of fire station life.

No seriously, looks good and should work just fine.


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#2 posted 03-17-2010 07:02 AM

That’s one sturdy looking table great job.

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#3 posted 03-17-2010 12:01 PM

Seems robust and strong but simple, it will be quite well for firefigters. Great work!

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#4 posted 03-17-2010 01:41 PM

Robert- I will have to pass that on to the guys. We have one station that sits on 10 acres so we could try it. I don’t know how workers comp. will like that claim of two firefighters getting hurt in an open field though.

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#5 posted 03-17-2010 01:51 PM

As a retired firefighter (32 yrs.) I know that it has to be “Robust, Sturdy, Stout, Heavy Duty, and most of all Industrial Strength to survive at a station. Looks good, but you might want to beef up the benches a little bit.
My son who is also a firefighter, recently printed two 36 inch decals in our sign shop, and put them on his station table, then covered them with the new epoxy clear finish about 1/4 inch deep. Looks great.
Your project is seriously a good looking table.

-- Steve, Fayetteville, Ga.

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#6 posted 03-17-2010 02:08 PM

Looks good….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#7 posted 03-17-2010 04:01 PM

I agree with steve on beefing up the benches. I am a volunteer in my town, and that would’nt last a week with our big guys…..... Maybe just a stretcher connecting the legs underneath.

It does look good though and it shall last a long time. Lots of card playing going on there in between calls.

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#8 posted 03-17-2010 04:07 PM

Getneds- That is something that you can’t see. After the picture was taken of the bench a stretcher was installed. It is low enough to act as a stretcher and a footrest for when you are sittin down.

SteveMcc- One of our firefighters down sticker work on the side. He is printing off a large sticker that looks like our patch. Our station # is 46 so a 4 will be on one side, the big sticker in the middle, and a 6 on the other.

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#9 posted 03-17-2010 04:08 PM

Nice work.

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