Farm style table set

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Project by Pepper13 posted 05-11-2019 01:48 PM 1422 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at a full dining set. The wood is western red cedar which was reclaimed from discarded hydro poles. I hadn’t planned on building the chairs…but I had a few boards left over and this is what I came up with. The table is 80”x40” 33” tall. Top and all seats are 2” thick.

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#1 posted 05-11-2019 03:29 PM

I like that rough design. Those rivets fit very well.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 05-11-2019 03:36 PM

Nice. Rivets go perfectly with the design.

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#3 posted 05-11-2019 06:04 PM

Nice build. What are hydro poles?
How did you attach the bottom legs to the seat?

-- One of these days I’m going to build a dust collection system. Dusty Lungs

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#4 posted 05-12-2019 12:56 AM

Extremely well designed and workmanship. Very nice design on the arched supports and through-leg support. Big fan of the thick tops.

-- Scooter G Designs

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#5 posted 05-12-2019 02:09 AM

Wow! That is a very nice set. I like the design you came up with and your execution. Well done. I like the look of the metal rivets, though you may find they don’t hold up very well. Western Red Cedar is kind of hard on iron

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 05-12-2019 04:01 AM

I like the look, different, but relaxed. A BIG Bravo for a first time table, and CHAIRS.

Are they rivets or just large tacks? Seems they are aligned where they are just acting as decoration, nothing structural, or a joinery method.

I also wonder how the legs and the back join the seat?

-- Think safe, be safe

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#7 posted 05-12-2019 04:24 AM

I like that rough design. Those rivets fit very well.

- majuvla

Yes! these rivets make the projects unique and original! Chairs are necessary for the table.

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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#8 posted 05-12-2019 10:45 AM

The rivets are just carriage bolts that I painted black. And drilled in. I glued them in place with a construction adhesive. The chairs where assembled with a mortise and tenon joints. 3/4” deep. And glued and pocket screwed from the bottom. The table top is also held in place with the same style of joints.
Someone asked what a “hydro pole” is. It’s a transmission pole, a power pole, telephone pole…they use cedar for these poles, or they used too.

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#9 posted 05-12-2019 12:34 PM

Love the table and bench. Those Carriage bolts are an added aesthetic feature and I never thought to do anything like that, very creative!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#10 posted 05-13-2019 01:42 AM

Very nice job. If that is your first attempt, can’t wait to see your ‘refined’ rendition. That is one ‘beefy’ table set.

-- TheQueTip, Killeen Texas - All tools I've purchased from Harbor Freight eventually became a hammer.

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#11 posted 05-23-2019 08:58 AM

Those studs at the side of the table are really something special! It’s very reminiscent of similar tables that are upholstered!

-- DavidHamilton :

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