Walnut Dining Table

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Project by MatthewTruax posted 07-16-2019 12:26 AM 635 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did this build in 7 days, meeting my personal challenge of a week long build of a Walnut Dining Table inspired by Seth Rolland’s design, found here:

There were lots of firsts for me, first time with bent laminations, first time using a trammel router jig to cut out the top, and a first time using Osmo Polyx.

There are a few things I would do differently next time but this was a really great challenge for me (way outside of my comfort zone).

A couple of take aways… If you haven’t tried Osmo Polyx before, then you are missing out on one of the easiest and fastest ways to finish a piece of furniture (it is now my go to).

Osmo Top Oil is what I used as the final finish and I think it took this piece to a new level. It is more fussy than the Polyx but I think it’s worth it.

-- "I only do what the voices in my wife's head tell her to tell me to do."

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#1 posted 07-16-2019 12:34 AM

-- "I only do what the voices in my wife's head tell her to tell me to do."

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#2 posted 07-16-2019 12:54 AM

Fantastic work, well done! Looks gorgeous.

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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#3 posted 07-16-2019 01:54 AM

Great Job that.
Very nice

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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#4 posted 07-16-2019 05:56 AM

Great pic post. Love that design. Looks plenty stable, but still gets out of the way for leg room, and a simple, but elegant looking top. Nice piece.

It’s always tough having a pic to showcase a piece, and especially a finish, but it appears to be very nice. Looks warm and inviting. Have you used the old “Tried and True” I’m wondering about the differences. I see them both compared often.

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#5 posted 07-16-2019 07:14 AM

Beautiful. That must have quieted the voices in your wife’s head.

-- DonB

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#6 posted 07-16-2019 01:06 PM

Beautiful! I really like the base and spreading supports. Great project.

-- Pete

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#7 posted 07-16-2019 01:48 PM

nice work on a beautiful table and a great job on the bent walnut one of my fav’s.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#8 posted 07-16-2019 05:03 PM

Really nice. Love the bent lam base.

-- Klinkman, hand tool enthusiast

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#9 posted 07-16-2019 08:07 PM

Great looking. I love the warm finish look. Walnut often looks more purple when first used…but this is really mellow from the start. I will check out Osmo products. Thanks for posting

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