Stickley/Douglas Inspired Dining Table

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Project by PlanBWoodworks posted 05-18-2019 12:11 AM 612 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When my wife decided that she wanted a round dining table that would seat 6, I took it as a chance to learn some new skills. I love Stickley pieces, and after some internet research, I came across a blog written by fellow LJ, Douglas, who detailed his journey making a similar table. Using that and internet photos as a guide, I embarked on my first dining table adventure.

The top is 56” in diameter, and is 7/8” thick. Using a biscuit joiner, I joined 12 or so boards to create the top. I struggled with the biscuit joiner at first and used some pocket holes to join a couple of separate pieces. Once I had the top glued up, I used the router and a shop made circle cutting jig to cut out the circle for the top. I chamfered the underside and rounded over the top.

The legs and table base are all laminated pieces. I drew the shapes I wanted, and cut out using the bandsaw, and shaped with my spindle sander. I cut mortises in the legs to accept the base. I then half-lapped 2 boards that attached to the top of the base to serve as support for the top. I used predrilled and countersunk screws to attach the table to the base.

I actually completed this build just before Thanksgiving, and haven’t posted until now because I wanted to build the chairs for the table and post both projects in a short timeframe. Unfortunately, due to the length of time since the table was completed (actually had a run of paying customers!), I don’t remember many of the smaller details. If you have any specific questions, please let me know, and I will be glad to attempt to answer them.

Thanks for looking!

-- Why can’t I ever find my pencil???

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#1 posted 05-18-2019 11:29 AM

looks amazing, nice work

-- Sean

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#2 posted 05-18-2019 01:17 PM

Yes, very nice work!
Really like it! Thanks for sharing!

-- It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. - Ursula K. LeGuin

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#3 posted 05-18-2019 02:35 PM

Nice. I’ve always liked the various versions of the Stickley pedestal table. I also referenced the LJ Douglas blog when I made one. It was very helpful. Lots of good info here at Lumber Jocks. Again, good job on your table and thanks for all the build pics…

-- Tim in Tucson

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#4 posted 05-18-2019 02:55 PM

Magnificant look of that finish!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 05-18-2019 10:24 PM

That is a sweet table!

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#6 posted 05-18-2019 10:41 PM

My Friend, Your table is absolutely stunning! You did a fantastic job!

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#7 posted 05-18-2019 11:29 PM

Beautifully done.

-- The days are just packed-Calvin & Hobbes

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#8 posted 05-26-2019 02:12 AM

Wonderful job!

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#9 posted 05-26-2019 02:41 AM

Thanks to all for the positive feedback!

-- Why can’t I ever find my pencil???

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