Square table to seat 8

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Project by degoose posted 07-04-2010 10:43 PM 3997 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last year I made a table for eight… I did have an order for two but only managed to get one finished before Xmas… now the second one is finished and I will be delivering it today…

This table is fairly large… at 1500 mm by 1500 mm and the legs are a full 100 mm square.. [5 feet by 5 feet and 4 inch square legs… for our American readers.]

Made primarily from New Guinea Rosewood… Purple Heart stripes were use on the slats and legs for accent…

Altogether there were well over 600 dowel holes drilled…12 dowels to join each end of the apron to a leg.. 5 dowels to attach the slats although I only used 4 on the earlier table…... and 12 dowels for each joint in the frame… I used the Ozzie Jig to drill the holes..
and it takes 4 men to lift it… nah just kidding but it does take two strong men to move it… no joke..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 07-04-2010 10:50 PM

always thought if you tryed something different from lazy´s and cutting boards
it wooooood be havey but this is on the light side only two strong waightlifters…..LOL
thanks for sharing Larry it looks good


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#2 posted 07-04-2010 11:01 PM

Well done Larry, Thanks for the conversion, I own a metric tape….. somewere.

-- So Many tools, So little time

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#3 posted 07-04-2010 11:04 PM

you done good, degoose…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#4 posted 07-04-2010 11:37 PM

you do like to bounce around some ,

i enjoy what you land with ,
and the woods you get to use !

great work the larry ,
and another thing of the list .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 07-04-2010 11:41 PM

slats a beautiful table…...i mean thats a beautiful table…lol…boy howdy larry, i love that wood..its so rich looking…and i love the design here…its has the larry touch and you should be proud of your tables..i was thinking how cool they would look with a larry board inlay into the center..done just right , that would be really nice looking too…, i think tables should be heavy…especially for eight..bu the time you get that many elbows..its gonna want to move..thanks for sharing these…i would consider these your graduation projects from the boards…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 07-04-2010 11:47 PM

well i didnt catch that there were open slots in between the boards…your on to something here larry…this type of table would support 4 dogs under there dont have to drop any snacks to them they get there on there own…..that is way cool…..another kuddo’s there buddy…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 07-04-2010 11:52 PM

There actually was a LL for the centre but no pics sorry…

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#8 posted 07-05-2010 12:09 AM

That is one beautiful table, Larry!
I particularly like the purple heart accents.
In some ways, it is like 4 of your gorgeous boards attached and on legs!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#9 posted 07-05-2010 12:20 AM

Noce work latty. Why the open slots in the top?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 07-05-2010 12:30 AM

So that where all my NGR went too, oh well maybe I can have a seat for dinner…lol, massively impressive Larry, thanks for posting …BC

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#11 posted 07-05-2010 12:36 AM

wow…I really like the design…the wood is fantastic…

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#12 posted 07-05-2010 12:36 AM

Lovely table Larry. My only comment would be that it seems a little tight for my tastes. (150 Cm Square)
Knocking off the space for legs and we are dealing with 51” or roughly 130 cm.
What size are the chairs for this unit?

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#13 posted 07-05-2010 12:53 AM

Top. slats because it is an out door table..
Bob2 if you need more than 2 feet??? per chair… you must be as big as I am…LOL

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#14 posted 07-05-2010 01:19 AM

She’s a beauty!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#15 posted 07-05-2010 01:21 AM

Larry, I am a fair size at 6 foot 2”
I try to keep within these parameters as the population is actually getting larger:

Here are some clearance requirements for dining rooms.
Space for occupied chair 1’6” -1’10”
Space to get into chairs 1’10”-3’
Space for person to assist in seating 4’6”
Traffic path around table and occupied guests 1’-6”-2’

To sum it up you will need 5-6 ft. of space from the table to the wall on all four corners of the table to get the most comfortable arrangment. Hope this helps. Good luck.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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