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Project by sciotomike posted 01-16-2019 07:54 PM 1190 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dining Room table I recently built for my daughter. The top is 42” x 94” and started as 8/4” Red Oak, I think it finished around 1 13/16” thick. The bottom is poplar scraps leftover from several projects, I started from the bottom and stacked till I got to 29”.
I also finally made some clamps for gluing the wide tables, they worked very well. I’m not a fan of biscuits or dowels and in the past I just did the best I could on a poplar glue up and hand planed till flat. Wasn’t looking forward to planing this Red Oak.
The top is very heavy and all I could do to turn it over on the bench.





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fivecodys

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#1 posted 01-17-2019 12:08 AM

That came out really nice Mike.
I like that you celebrated the joints between the boards on the top.
I’m sure your daughter will cherish it for many years to come.

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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anthm27

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#2 posted 01-17-2019 12:26 AM

Supurb,
so just confirming your Oak length ways joins are simply glued together? No biscuits , dominos or dowels? ((if this is the case is that why you have a v type chamfer at the joins of each plank? Or is the V tyoe join for only design aesthetics??))
Very nice work.
Regards
Anthony

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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AJ1104

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#3 posted 01-17-2019 01:00 AM

Great table design and build. I love the finish and it will definitely last lifetimes. I’m sure the clamps took some time to build as well!

-- AJ

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sciotomike

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#4 posted 01-17-2019 02:55 AM

Yes anthm27, just plain butt joints with glue.
The chamfer at the joints give it the “picnic table look”, my daughter gets the design credit as I just followed orders.
Those chamfers can make joint mismatch more forgiving however, this glue up came out very flat.

Thanks for the comments!

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anthm27

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#5 posted 01-17-2019 06:20 AM



Yes anthm27, just plain butt joints with glue.
The chamfer at the joints give it the “picnic table look”, my daughter gets the design credit as I just followed orders.
Those chamfers can make joint mismatch more forgiving however, this glue up came out very flat.

Thanks for the comments!

- sciotomike

Ok, thanks for the reply, yes I can see those chamfers may hide small imperfections, good idea with nice end result. Do you chamfer them by hand plane or run them trough a router?
Kind Regards
Anthm

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Ivan

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#6 posted 01-17-2019 07:33 AM

Legs section is just astonish – incredible craftmanship!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 01-17-2019 01:43 PM

Nice looking table and base. I like the contrasting stain on the poplar.

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jensenms

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#8 posted 01-18-2019 12:31 AM

If you ever get tired of that workbench, I’d be happy to use it as my dining room table…..

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