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Project by tjbisme posted 10-24-2017 09:25 PM 1135 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at making a dining room table. One of my wife’s cousins asked me if I could make it, so I figured I’d give it a shot. The top and the skirting are made from Maple. I used a General Finishes Medium Brown dye stain with a General Finishes High Performance Satin finish to and seal everything. The legs are painted. For my first table it turned out alright.

One thing I’ll need to work on is ensuring the edges are level when edge gluing boards together. I tried my hardest to get them to all be level, but I had a lack of clamps and lack of funds to purchase more clamps, so it’ll be something I’ll fix in the future. Either way it was a fun and challenging project that’ll help me improve in the future.

Thanks,
Trevor Bensen





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swirt

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#1 posted 10-25-2017 02:04 AM

Looks great to me. The color on that maple top looks great.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#2 posted 10-25-2017 03:21 AM

Wow! Your painted base really fits that table! Great Job!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#3 posted 10-25-2017 12:41 PM

This is a very nice table and the wood is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#4 posted 10-25-2017 01:39 PM

Great color stain with that painted base.

-- Justin

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SharpIV

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#5 posted 04-15-2020 10:07 PM

Excellent design and finish. The maple looks outstanding. I’m looking to build a farm table.

What finish / stain did you use on the top ?

Can you share the plans. Thanks Bill

-- William Sharp

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tjbisme

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#6 posted 04-15-2020 10:51 PM



Excellent design and finish. The maple looks outstanding. I m looking to build a farm table.

What finish / stain did you use on the top ?

Can you share the plans. Thanks Bill

- SharpIV

Hello Bill,

The finish/stain i used for the top was a medium brown dye stain by the brand General Finishes: https://www.rockler.com/general-finishes-water-based-stain-reducer-stains

I applied the dye stain with a sprayer bc I wanted to get everything wet very quickly due to the nature of the dye stain.

The top is finished off with General Finishes High Performance: https://www.rockler.com/general-finishes-high-performance-water-based-top-coat-satin

As for the plans I think I followed a farm style table on Ana Whites website and the top is 1×6 maple boards with 1×3 maple boards for the skirting.

Thanks!

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