Stickley 713 pedestal table

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Project by TucsonTim posted 06-28-2018 08:27 PM 2242 views 6 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi LJ’s. This is a project I completed a couple of years ago. It is based on the Stickley 713 pedestal table. I didn’t really use any plans with the exception of the apron. I found a good procedure for kerf bending at Wood Magazine that I used as a guide. The table is 48 inches in diameter. With the additional 18 inch leaf, it seats six people comfortably. I made a number of different templates while attempting to get the pedestal section properly proportioned before starting the building process.

It is made of 4/4 and 8/4 QS White Oak. For the finishing process, I used TransTint Honey Amber followed with Minwax English Chestnut stain. I then sprayed two coats of Zinsser Sealcoat and then 2 coats of Satin Polyurethane.

I wish the pictures did it justice. The QSWO rays really pop in the morning sun. I’m happy to answer any questions you might have. Suggestions are always welcome. Thanks LJ’s…

-- Tim in Tucson

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#1 posted 06-28-2018 09:34 PM

Tim, the table looks great and you did well selecting and matching up the ray patterns. Now, you just need to add a matching set of chairs. Where does one find beautiful qswo in the desert SW?

-- Art

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#2 posted 06-29-2018 01:47 AM

Impressive! Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 06-29-2018 02:14 AM

Beautiful work, Tim. What part of town do you live in?

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#4 posted 06-29-2018 02:36 AM

Great looking table.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 06-29-2018 03:19 AM

Nice looking table.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 06-29-2018 09:56 AM

Really nice work.

-- Chris K

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#7 posted 06-29-2018 01:15 PM

Thanks for the kind words everyone.

sras, swirt, woodbutcherbynight, and ChrisK – I appreciate you taking the time to view and comment on this posting. You all make nice stuff. I enjoy viewing everyone’s projects…

Let me answer a couple of questions :

Art – We’ve got a decent lumber yard here in Tucson. However, the 8/4 stuff was tough to get. I did plan on making a set of Rodel chairs (like yours!), but then we moved into our current home and I’ve been kind of stuck in remodeling mode ever since. The chairs got put on the back burner. Maybe someday…

Rich – We’re in the NE part of Tucson. Out near Catalina Hwy. I’ve got some Mesquite projects coming up in the next year. Would love to learn about you lumber sources. Thanks. Love those Alder doors you make!

-- Tim in Tucson

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#8 posted 06-29-2018 01:58 PM

Beautiful work! Do you happen to have any shots up underneath? I am always curious about how folks support and attach things.

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#9 posted 06-29-2018 04:06 PM

CB_Cohick – Thank you for the entry. I don’t have any additional pictures of the underneath section. But, if you go into the Blog section here at Lumberjocks, a woodworker named Douglas did a nice 5-part series on a very similar table. He did a different top, but the pedestal is basically the same. Parts 3 and 4 really show how everything is connected underneath. So, in the Blog section, search on Mission Style Pedestal Table. Lots of good info there. Thanks again for the kind words…

-- Tim in Tucson

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#10 posted 06-29-2018 04:51 PM

Great table, love it. Did you have any trouble with the apron bending, or trouble getting the leaf apron to align with the table apron? That’s what I would be stressing if I built this table.
Great work.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#11 posted 06-29-2018 05:00 PM

Totally awesome.

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#12 posted 06-29-2018 06:00 PM

BurlyBob – Thank you for the compliment. I like that bed you made for your daughter…

pintodeluxe – I really like and appreciate your work. As far as the apron bending, I was stressing about it too, but it worked out OK. Nice thing about kerf bending is that there is some flex in the aprons even after they’re glued up and set. The Luan backer gives it strength but with just enough wiggle room to get a nice fit with the adjoining apron. I guess the main thing was making an accurate bending form. The other thing was to make each section about 2 inches longer than needed. That way, I was able to sneak up on the final trim cut which needs to be slightly back beveled. I made the 18 inch leaf last and that was fairly simple get its apron lined up with the two big curved aprons.

Thanks again for the input and questions…

-- Tim in Tucson

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#13 posted 06-29-2018 06:42 PM

Wow! This is a beautiful table and so nicely done. Congratulations!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#14 posted 06-29-2018 06:46 PM

Super looking table Tim


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#15 posted 06-29-2018 06:49 PM

That’s a beautiful table, beautifully made. One of the things I like the most is the satin finish, it gives the table a soft look. The pedestal is striking too, wonderful design. Thanks for inspiring

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

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