The (Really) Big Tables

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Project by dan mosheim posted 08-16-2010 05:12 AM 3147 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We worked on these tables for a couple of months in May and June. We shipped them off to New Jersey then and I am just now taking the time to put the pictures up here. Over the course of those two months, I wrote five separate posts on my dorset custom furniture blog... There are links there where you can see many more and larger photos and the whole process of designing, engineering and building these tables from start to finish … Check it out if you have a minute … Big project

-- dan,vermont,

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#1 posted 08-16-2010 05:20 AM

Completely awesome job on these Dan. Great looking tables.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#2 posted 08-16-2010 05:28 AM

Beautiful and BIG, holy cow, that must have been some ordeal to move these and set them up. Great work Dan

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 08-16-2010 05:40 AM

Dinner and table service for 24 anyone?

What a project!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#4 posted 08-16-2010 05:51 AM

Outstanding all the way around!! I showed this to my wife and now she wants one for her place of work I had to fill her in on what it takes to do something of this caliber…I’m a one man band in a two car garage = Just not possible .

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#5 posted 08-16-2010 07:06 AM

Very impressive work! How many tons does it weigh? This must be a law firm or financial institution. Just wish they’d spend some money on their wall art to reflect the nice furniture.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#6 posted 08-16-2010 07:44 AM

Wow, that is truly fantastic. I hope someday to do something of that magnitude but for the time being I’ll just stand here and drool :)

-- Greg P, Washington State,

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#7 posted 08-16-2010 08:01 AM

great work, wow.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#8 posted 08-16-2010 02:29 PM

I have never done anything of that scale, but on a few smaller tables I learned of some of the problems of scale that result in large projects.

How do you manage the problems of wood movement and moving and assembly of such enormous tables?

Great jobs.


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#9 posted 08-16-2010 03:32 PM

The mind boggles. Chic, formidable, intimidating, amazing.

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#10 posted 08-16-2010 05:34 PM

Wow! That is one big table. Nice work its perfect!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 08-17-2010 06:06 AM

Another nice result!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#12 posted 08-17-2010 04:36 PM

Fantastic beautiful table Dan. The room it’s in doesn’t even begin to do justice to it though.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 08-19-2010 05:53 AM

Exquisite detail and work as always! Beautifully done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#14 posted 08-19-2010 06:12 AM

Wow Wow Wow I’m amazed fantastic work.


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#15 posted 08-20-2010 04:05 AM

Great looking table!

Question, in the last photo, where did the chain saw fit into the construction process?

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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