Walnut dinning table

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Project by PieterVD posted 09-23-2018 01:04 PM 1108 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The table top (1 m x 2,35 m) is made of english walnut. I cut the english walnut tree myself.

The Legs (11,4 cm x 11,4 cm x 73 cm) are made of black walnut. I cut bookmatched walnut pairs for each two sides (7mm in thickness) wich I glued on pine. I carefull selected the bookmatched pair for the other two sides on color and grain, wich makes it hard to spot irregularities. I joined the pairs at 45 degrees.

I used danish oil as a finish and dark brown colored epoxy to fill the gaps.

The bowls are also made of english walnut and black walnut. I am going to use the vase for wine. But first I have to make it waterresistant. I am thinking to use shellac. If someone has a better idea I would like to hear from you. :-)

The table will be my new dinning table. :-)

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#1 posted 09-23-2018 03:50 PM

This is a spectacular dining table and displays a lot of nice craftsmanship.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 09-23-2018 05:09 PM

Love the mix of heart and sap wood, Walnut one of my favorite woods, Great job.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 09-23-2018 06:09 PM

Beautiful piece of furniture. Walnut always looks great and upgrade any project.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 09-23-2018 11:07 PM

Really nice table. Great job!

-- AJ

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#5 posted 09-24-2018 01:04 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 09-24-2018 01:50 AM

Very nice work.

Shellac is a great finish, but it is not the most water resistant, and given that it is alcohol based (alcohol is a the solvent for shellac) it may not hold up well to wine or other alcoholic beverages. I would do some research on what others are using for foodsafe finishes for wooden mugs.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 09-24-2018 02:52 AM

Love the mix of heart and sap wood, Walnut one of my favorite woods, Great job.

- Andre

My exact thoughts, some crazy grain there too.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#8 posted 09-24-2018 10:41 AM

A beautiful example of start to finish – cut the tree, eat and drink from your labors

-- 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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#9 posted 09-24-2018 03:33 PM

One idea i’ve seen to make the inside waterproof is to coat it with wax.

lovely table btw

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#10 posted 09-25-2018 07:56 PM

Gorgeous! Great work

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#11 posted 09-28-2018 02:28 PM

Thank you for the nice comments!! I am thinking of using foodsafe epoxy now for the vase.

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