Round Ring Extension Dining Table

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Project by DustyMark posted 12-30-2012 07:25 PM 2884 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Completed November 1993. This is an old Thos. Moser design called the round ring extension table. He no longer shows it on his web site. The most distinctive feature is the laminated apron rail that follows the radius of the top. I experimented with various finishes back in the day. The base layer is Watco Danish Oil to ensure a warm look. Once that had cured, I sprayed water-based poly with my HVLP sprayer. The finish suffered through seven moves to date and the entire set could finally use a complete sanding and refinish job.

I built a leaf for those occasions when there are many guests.

Including the leaf, the top has 17 pieces of wood. I planed all of these panels flat with hand planes and a cabinet scraper. You work up a sweat with that much planing!

Each apron rail has a tenon that fits into a leg. All of the tenons are pegged with cross dowels that secure the joint.

A brace block further reinforces the skinny tapered legs. The table sways a bit because of the tapered legs, but the joinery is strong!

This end view shows that the apron rail is laminated from six 1/8” thick layers of cherry. These layers were glued and clamped around a bending form.

Here is the table with four of the six bowback chairs I built. This is how we currently put it to daily use in our kitchen.

The table has an elegent look to it, but has stood the test of time.

-- Mark, Minnesota

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#1 posted 12-30-2012 07:53 PM

Looks very good Mark.

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#2 posted 12-30-2012 08:18 PM

Beautiful table, excellent build. Very nice.

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#3 posted 12-30-2012 09:24 PM

Beautiful table. Great workmanship. Very much like the laminated apron design.

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#4 posted 05-24-2013 11:48 AM

Great job on the table.A round dining table is probably the most efficient shape a table can have.One of the best features of round dining table is of their space-efficiency.They are not only offering space flexibility but also helping to increase the physical value of the dining space.

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#5 posted 05-25-2013 12:18 PM

Very nice work. I really like the finish.

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