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Project by GrumpyGolfGuy posted 01-19-2021 02:50 AM 557 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished a table for our dining room. We needed something smaller than a standard table so I convinced my wife to let me give it a go. She wanted something about kitchen counter height so we could use the seats we had been using at the counter. The table is 3 feet square made of curly maple. Legs Re pine painted white, all mortise and tenon joints. I’m pleased with how solid it turned out. The hole in the center, I went thru a pile of ideas from some kind of inlay to acrylic pour with river rocks. We settled on having a custom stained glass made at a local shop that will fit in the hole. I’ll update pictures when it’s finished. I used a lite cherry stain on the maple, I showed my wife several finish choices, and the cherry is what she liked. Gloss poly on top.

Chris

Update
Added the stained glass panel. Took some work to get the fit right, apparently stained glass folks don’t use a square





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BB1

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#1 posted 01-19-2021 02:53 AM

Looks nice. I have a kitchen table on my “to do” list. Would love to see more pictures!!

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KYtoolsmith

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#2 posted 01-19-2021 12:03 PM

Excellent! I love the way you placed the individual boards of the top in a square spiral. Don’t think I’ve seen that before.
Regards, The Kentucky Toolsmith!

-- "Good enough" is just another way of saying "it could be better"...

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#3 posted 01-19-2021 12:18 PM

Very nice. Simple, strong & built to last.

-- Mark B. Glenn Dale, MD

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#4 posted 01-19-2021 05:03 PM

I like it but…............Very concerned about wood movement with the end grain joining to long grain.
Time will tell if she splits and/or moves. If I was a betting man, and I am, my money would bet on mother nature.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#5 posted 01-19-2021 06:56 PM

I had a glass top table once and found that I couldn’t stand the sound of dishes and stuff clattering on the table. It had to go!

But just in the middle, it might be ok. You could put a little light under it for an interesting effect.

-Paul

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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