Dining Table

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Project by knotscott posted 11-05-2019 01:42 PM 891 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This dining table was a late wedding gift for my oldest son and his wife. They bought a house this summer, and finally had a place to put it.

The top is solid ash. The legs and apron are solid Rockport maple. It’s ~ 40” x 60” wide, and extends to ~ 80” x 40” when extended. The design was a request from my DIL, that I copied from a file pic she sent. The ash is stained with Rustoleum Kona oil stain. The clear coat is four coats of Varathane oil base poly. The apron and legs are painted satin white with Krylon Colormaxx spray paint.

The edge profile took 2 different router bits to create. The sliders are steel. The legs are removable, and were repurposed from another table. I didn’t build any chairs for it, but they plan to paint some up to match the legs and apron. One the harder parts of this build was creating the groove in the apron….I posted for advice on that back in September – link here

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#1 posted 11-05-2019 02:15 PM

Beautiful table with interesting shape at the corners. Nice work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 11-05-2019 05:37 PM

Awesome table Scott. I remember the start of this, you did very well. I really like the color choices.

Thanks for the pic journey, and sharing the outcome.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 11-05-2019 09:29 PM

Nice job. I envy the guys (and ladies) with the patience, time and room to build furniture.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#4 posted 11-06-2019 12:09 AM

Very well done. I really like the corners.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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#5 posted 11-06-2019 01:36 AM

Darn nice! LOL, I told my Granddaughter that Granpa don’t paint real wood but she/I agreed to a stain.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#6 posted 11-06-2019 01:44 AM

Nice looking table!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#7 posted 11-06-2019 06:48 AM

Hey! That turned pretty darned GOOD!

It’s nice to see the Finished Product… after seeing bits & pieces.

They will LOVE it!

Thank you for sharing…

You did G R E A T !

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#8 posted 11-06-2019 11:31 AM

Darn nice! LOL, I told my Granddaughter that Granpa don t paint real wood but she/I agreed to a stain.

- Andre

LOL….the good news is that everything that got painted was re-purposed from another table that already had factory poly on it. No rough sawn wood from my pile was harmed.

Thanks for the comments everyone.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#9 posted 11-07-2019 12:21 PM

Very nice. I like the shaping of the top. And while the apron groove may have given you headaches, it’s details like that that set things off from the ordinary.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#10 posted 11-07-2019 02:37 PM

Classic design is always in trend.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 11-07-2019 11:36 PM


-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 11-11-2019 12:17 AM

Really fine table, work and thinking.
They must fell lucky and happy.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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