Korean Dining Table (folding legs)

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Project by Daddypig posted 03-25-2018 12:42 PM 5871 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Anyone that spent time in Asia will have eaten on one of these and we needed a table badly. There are several sizes, I made the large version (120cm x 80cm). Since then its become a LEGO project center for our kids. The folding legs make it easy to store upright in our closet when its not being used.

I used this table as my basic idea. The most expensive part was the Red Oak. It made up about half the cost of the project. The total materials cost was around $100 CAD.

Made of white birch veneer plywood and red oak. Oak was stained with Puritan Pine, finished with water based Polyurethane.

Made with:
Skill saw
Power drill
Pocket hole jig
Mitre box

What I learned:
1. Using too much glue can cause pieces to slide out of position during gluing.
2. Water based Poly can be diluted so that it won’t dry so fast. This gave me time to spread it evenly.

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#1 posted 03-25-2018 01:01 PM

Looks very nice

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-25-2018 02:22 PM

Another great looking project, DP. I really like your sections on the tools you used and what you learned on your journey.

-- Even if you fall on your face, you are still moving forward. - Tim, Southern California

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#3 posted 03-25-2018 03:03 PM

Very nice, waterbased finishes can be diluted with windshield washer fluid, I always use it when spraying them.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 03-25-2018 04:18 PM

I like your design and construction, well thought out. You and your family will get many years of use out of that table. Great job! Thanks

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#5 posted 03-25-2018 05:04 PM

Very nice; I like it.


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#6 posted 03-26-2018 12:04 AM

Nice looking table, and you’ll enjoy it for years!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#7 posted 03-26-2018 12:14 AM

This is neat. This would also work great as a kid table for small kids. Easy to store out of the way when not in use.

-- -Steven Peck,

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