Old world dining table

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Project by Les Hastings posted 02-27-2008 02:57 AM 8727 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The table is made out of white oak. It was hand planed and distressed to give it some age ( hopefully a 100 years or so). The feet are made up in layers so that all the shaping can be done before they go together.

If you look close at the pictures there is a leaf that goes in at the end of table. The banding on the end of the table pulls out to accept the leaf. it comes apart at the miter, the leaf is mitered on both sides of the banding and slips into place.

This was built a number of years ago as well, but if I remember correctly it was around 60” wide and 12” long with the leaves in place.

Again the finish is a combination of dye stains and glazes to give it that aged look.

Sorry I could not seem to find a picture of the whole table.

<oak table feet

<oak table banding

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#1 posted 02-27-2008 03:50 AM

Beautiful work Les , i love the look and all the great detail , nice job!!!

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#2 posted 02-27-2008 04:16 AM


As usual you put a lot of detail into your work. The effort that you put into pieces such as this is just amazing.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 02-27-2008 04:50 AM

Beautiful table Les, tremendous effort on the carving.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 02-27-2008 06:50 AM

Les, this is just one more example of your outstanding attention to detail. Great looking table.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 02-27-2008 12:27 PM

Hi Les;

Just stumbled upon your table. Great Work.

Very nice detailing.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 02-27-2008 12:41 PM


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#7 posted 02-27-2008 02:25 PM

Great job, Les

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 02-27-2008 03:23 PM

Beautiful table! That must have been a heavy beast to move. The dollies look like a smart idea…wonder what the customer does if they have to move it? Great work!

-- Robb

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#9 posted 02-27-2008 03:34 PM

Beautiful – and HUGE! From what I can see, you succeeded nicely with the aging. 12’ – that’s a lot of planing!

-- To do is to be

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#10 posted 02-27-2008 05:47 PM

It really looks very old nice work.

-- Hope Never fails

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#11 posted 02-27-2008 08:34 PM

Lovely table. I had made one such years back but without any decoration. It is with my brother. I will try to get pictures.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#12 posted 02-28-2008 02:11 AM

Wow, great craftsmenship. Awesome job!

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#13 posted 05-27-2008 05:27 AM

Les, another amazing piece. You are a true craftsman! I love the detail.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#14 posted 08-04-2008 06:27 PM

A very fine piece.

-- Michael A. Brailsford

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#15 posted 10-25-2008 02:37 PM

An amazing piece of work!

I may be a little late with this comment, but I’m sure this table will last many lifetimes.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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