Cherry Hall table

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Project by recycle1943 posted 07-26-2018 11:45 AM 1721 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife told me to make a table or two so ignoring thee stupid tattoo on my forehead I made a couple. Unfortunately I’m not at all adept at mortise and tennon joinery. Ok, truth be known I’m not good at it at all. But I do have a Kreg pocket hole fixture and have become fairly good with it.
I had some nice flat cherry but it was only 10” wide so I cleaned it up and laminated 2 strips of walnut to the length of the table making it 12” wide and 48” long. I’ve always had difficulty with legs but I decided to laminate a 5/8” walnut plank between 2 pieces of cherry that I milled to 3/4” each. Then I dadoed a 5/8” strip and glued walnut in the opposing sides of the legs.
In making the skirts I decided they needed walnut to bring it all together so I inlaid 2 strips of walnut in the side and end skirts.
My object was to display the table in a small gallery where I have some of my bowls. Well, the table made it inside the store, was purchased by the owner and delivered by me to her home.
So I guess I need to start another table.

Thanks for looking and if anybody can help me with mortise and tennon for dummies, I’d be happy to listen

Oh – almost forgot. The walnut slab in the picture has been laying around for several years and I’ve been ignoring it. To my surprise it was FLAT, no cupping, no bowing so I made a coffee table using hairpin legs.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#1 posted 07-26-2018 12:10 PM

Wow, beautiful tables, very nice work. I especially like the cherry with walnut, really nice feature.

-- "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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#2 posted 07-26-2018 01:41 PM

very,very nice tables you made,buddy
just like you,when my wife ask anything,thats an order to me…lol…or not lol?
have a lot of dust in your nose,Dick

-- bambi

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 07-26-2018 01:46 PM

Very nice tables, Dick. I like the leg detail!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 07-26-2018 02:13 PM

Those are some good looking tables. I like the walnut accents on the cherry table.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#5 posted 07-26-2018 03:03 PM

This table is so nice and the wood is wonderful.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 07-26-2018 03:19 PM

oldtool, bambi, jim,earls – thanks guys, I had fun building them

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 07-26-2018 04:36 PM

Very pretty and unique. Will become a family heirloom!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#8 posted 07-27-2018 04:46 AM

Cherry walnut is one of my favorite wood combinations. It’s subtle. And you made a very unique piece! I’m like you, I haven’t mastered mortise and tenon yet but the kreg jig is nice.

-- "Here am I, send me" - The True Craftsman

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