Dining Table

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Project by picofarads posted 11-30-2017 04:13 PM 1092 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maple dining table I made for my wife. We invited lots of family to come to our house (which is 1600 to 2100 miles away for most of them) for my son’s high school graduation and our dining table was way too small. So I went to the big orange box store and bought some maple. I didn’t have a planer back or a jointer back then so I had to buy stuff that was not rough. After about an hour of picking through the maple they had on the shelf I had just enough wood to get the job done assuming I make no mistakes. I think I had about 5 inches of it left over when I was done. I used biscuits in the joints and the breadboard ends to help keep things flat. The breadboard ends are held on with wooden dowels and it’s basically a giant mortise and tenon. The dowels are only glued to the top of the breadboard end and the tenon on the end of the table that goes into the breadboard have slotted holes for the dowels to allow for expansion. Plus the mortise in the end is longer than the tenon. I did not make the chairs or the legs for the table. They were re-purposed from another set. They’re made of stained oak. I got pretty lucky with the maple from the store. It was pretty flat and some of the boards had nice figure in them.

-- An open mind is apt to let anything in....or out!

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#1 posted 11-30-2017 04:49 PM

Looks good thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 12-01-2017 01:16 PM

That is one big, beautiful piece of maple. Lovely.

-- Ron, Montana

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#3 posted 12-01-2017 02:30 PM

Thank you

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#4 posted 12-01-2017 03:01 PM

Wow! This is a wonderful table.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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