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Cherry kitchen table (next chairs??)

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Project by BB1 posted 04-18-2021 12:12 PM 470 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Will add one more clear coat of General Finishes High Performance to the top and then the table is finally done. This was definitely a learning experience. My husband wanted a round table so that in and of itself added some additional challenges. Started this over my spring break and my goal was to finish by the end of April so that is definitely doable although full cure time will take me a bit beyond the end of April before full use.
As with most of my larger projects (and yes this is a larger project for me) the LJ helped at many of the stages and I thank everyone who offered suggestions and advice
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Next considering chairs (that seems much more daunting so any “easier” options are welcome!)

Some pictures from the journey:





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-18-2021 12:55 PM

Real nice table,Barbara!! You’ll really appreciate it because you made in yourself!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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CWWoodworking

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#2 posted 04-18-2021 01:04 PM

Looks great! The extra thickness looks nice.

I would put something like these with it-

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BB1

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#3 posted 04-18-2021 01:11 PM

Jim – thanks. Yes, appreciate it and also see the little flaws and aspects I would do differently. Haha. That’s part of the journey!

CWWoodworking – thanks. I agree the extra depth added a lot. Even though it was a lot of work, looks much better. Those chairs are interesting and would be a nice match to the table. My husband likes the metal/wood combination. Not sure at this point if I’ll try to build or if we will buy chairs.

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CWWoodworking

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#4 posted 04-18-2021 02:19 PM

BB1, hairpinlegs.com has hair pin legs and back brackets you can use for chairs. Just add wood.

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BB1

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#5 posted 04-18-2021 02:43 PM



BB1, hairpinlegs.com has hair pin legs and back brackets you can use for chairs. Just add wood.

- CWWoodworking


I’m not seeing the chair options – will need to look more carefully. Thanks for the source.

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Ron Stewart

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#6 posted 04-18-2021 06:04 PM

Good work! That turned out beautifully. As others mentioned, you’ll enjoy eating off a table you made yourself for years to come.

I made a round tabletop earlier this year using a similar ring technique to make the top look thicker. (I missed your in-progress posts. Had I seen them, I would have sent you a link to my project.) The main difference is that I planned to do it that way from the beginning and glued on the wrap-under boards before the main glue-up.

There was no way I was going to tackle building chairs. We opted for chairs a bit like the ones CWWoodworking showed above (just with tapered wooden legs and fabric covering).

-- Ron Stewart

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BB1

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#7 posted 04-18-2021 06:46 PM

Rob – just checked out your round table build. That would have been helpful!! I was doing a bit of planning as I went. My edging wasn’t part of the original – and was just saying to my husband this mornin that it wouldn’t have been as frustrating and I could have a much better color match if I had the “extra length” to simply fold under to create the added thickness. I favorited yours in case I go down this road again. Thanks for all that helpful info – your post with your project us great.

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Ron Stewart

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#8 posted 04-18-2021 08:01 PM

Thanks, BB1. It would be great if we could do every project twice, so we could work out most of the kinks. I’m sure that, even then, there’d still be a few leftover kinks.

-- Ron Stewart

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splintergroup

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#9 posted 04-18-2021 08:06 PM

Work to be proud of BB!
Chairs scare me, nary a 90 deg. joint anywhere and they need to be comfortable.
For myself I suppose using proven plans or spending time making a prototype would make it a lot easier to get a good end-product.

Having dogs, I can appreciate what they are thinking:

“For tomorrow, as soon as Mommy and Daddy leave the room, you grab the plate of bacon and i’ll keep a watch out!”
8^)

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BB1

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#10 posted 04-18-2021 08:16 PM



Thanks, BB1. It would be great if we could do every project twice, so we could work out most of the kinks. I’m sure that, even then, there’d still be a few leftover kinks.

- Ron Stewart


I might need three attempts!! But I know what you are saying. And I’m my worst critic (trying to learn to keep my oops to myself).

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BB1

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#11 posted 04-18-2021 08:23 PM

Splintergroup – thanks!

The pups are actually super about leaving food. Have a friend whose lab was unstoppable with getting to food it wasn’t supposed to have. The stories were hilarious for everyone else but her.

My “fear” of chairs reflects the items you point out plus having the space to assemble and ensure all are a good match. Also guess it will likely cost more to build than buy. Time will tell how we decide to proceed. LJ will be consulted along the way if I build!!

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splintergroup

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#12 posted 04-18-2021 10:47 PM



Splintergroup – thanks!

The pups are actually super about leaving food. Have a friend whose lab was unstoppable with getting to food it wasn t supposed to have. The stories were hilarious for everyone else but her.


The cat we had (that the kiddo finally took home with him) was always getting into food, even while we were preparing it. We would cook a pizza in the toaster oven, then leave it in there to cool a bit. The darn cat opened the door and stripped off all the pepperoni while we were in the other room!


My “fear” of chairs reflects the items you point out plus having the space to assemble and ensure all are a good match. Also guess it will likely cost more to build than buy. Time will tell how we decide to proceed. LJ will be consulted along the way if I build!!

Yeah, buying is cheaper, but if you don’t try you’ll never know if you can do it 8^)

The big thing is not to be rushed. If you are eating while standing, then you better hurry up!

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BB1

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#13 posted 04-18-2021 11:14 PM

Splintergroup – that cat was a mess – same one that hacked up stuff I assume?!
Right now we are using some folding chairs. This whole table thing started with looking at buying a new table and chairs. Of course, then I say, I could build something better than this when looking at a table at the store. Had already thrown out the broken chairs from prior set so folding chairs are our classy kitchen setup for now with the old glass top table. Looking forward to a more adult looking kitchen!

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splintergroup

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#14 posted 04-19-2021 02:01 PM

Yep same cat, in for a penny … 8^)

I guess with folding chairs you have a place to sit and they do come in handy when guests arrive, Pressure abated!

Don’t discount printed chair plans. I’ve been tempted by several and they do alleviate a lot of the initial stress by (hopefully) having all the odd angles and dimensions worked out.

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James E McIntyre

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#15 posted 04-19-2021 03:34 PM

Well you did it. Not an easy task to glue up something that large with great results!

Nice job on the routing of the bottom edge. It gives the table that nice thick edge without adding weight.

Fine finish too.

-- James E McIntyre

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