Walnut table and bench with metal base

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Project by Brett posted 04-25-2018 06:57 PM 4995 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently finished a new walnut table top and bench for our family table. The top was made from rough cut walnut that I milled and doweled/glued together. I finished both the table and bench with Arm-R-Seal (Satin).

My dad helped me with the base as I don’t know how to weld. We used 2” square steel tubing for the bases and I screwed them to the top through elongated holes (for wood movement). I used Flood Penetrol to coat the steel base and then Satin Minwax Poly (wipe on) on top of the Penetrol as it was very glossy.

My wife is please with how it turned out and so therefore, I am pleased. :)

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 04-25-2018 07:13 PM

Nice table Brett! I really like the walnut.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#2 posted 04-25-2018 07:23 PM

That is really fine looking. It looks perfect in decor and I like the bench and the chairs together too. You and the welder did a really beautiful job. You made a great team ;)

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#3 posted 04-25-2018 07:26 PM

Thanks! We found the chairs at Sam’s Club and couldn’t believe it cause they matched. It worked out perfectly.

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#4 posted 04-25-2018 07:58 PM

Wow, great work, this is one beatiful table. Congrats to you & your father on a job well done. Nice that the wife is happy too.
In picture number 2 the light shining across the top shows how flat & flawless it is. Super finish!

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 04-25-2018 08:09 PM

Beautiful set of industrial style table/benches.Great work indeed!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 04-25-2018 10:43 PM

Very nice table you will get many years of use out of it


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#7 posted 04-26-2018 01:21 AM

A great looking table. Well done.

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#8 posted 04-28-2018 06:43 PM

Industrial style, love the way it came out

Great job

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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