Table for Dodi

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Project by Odysseus posted 01-14-2013 11:15 AM 2091 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut table recently made for a client in Missouri. This table is made made from 2 slabs of walnut. The top is one slab 40” wide and 10ft long. The base is made from one slab cut in half. The table is finished with Odie’s Oil and Odie’s Wood Butter.

-- Odysseus -- "No man is an island"

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#1 posted 01-14-2013 11:38 AM

Really like it – looks great.

-- Kogut Domowy,

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#2 posted 01-14-2013 12:28 PM

How are the legs connected to the top?

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#3 posted 01-14-2013 01:59 PM

This is a beautiful table. Simple and elegant. You did a great job on this.

Welcome to L.J.’s !

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#4 posted 01-14-2013 03:07 PM

Thank you for the nice comments.

Bagtown, Each leg is connected to the top with 2 walnut boards connected to the legs by a blind tenon. The boards are connected perpendicular to the legs and then they are connected to the table. I will post a photo of the connection later today. The table is very stable. A 250 pound man can sit on either end and the table does not move.

-- Odysseus -- "No man is an island"

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#5 posted 01-14-2013 03:09 PM


-- Odysseus -- "No man is an island"

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#6 posted 01-14-2013 03:37 PM

Well done… Welcome to LJ”s .. More pics of your great looking tables with your posts please. Were all woodworking junkies here and cannot get enough LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 01-14-2013 05:28 PM

Nice job

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#8 posted 01-14-2013 07:02 PM


-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 01-14-2013 08:03 PM

Beautiful work an fine photography too.


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#10 posted 01-14-2013 09:53 PM

Simply beautiful! A winner piece!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#11 posted 01-15-2013 12:32 AM

Gorgeous. Added to faves.

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#12 posted 01-15-2013 02:23 AM

A beautuful table. I too would like to see details on joining the top to the legs.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 01-15-2013 03:41 AM

This is a detail of the connection to the top (blind tenon). The table was delivered to the client last month so all I have is this cell phone photo of the underside detail. I took this photo when I was building the table (I put a taper on the boards after this photo was taken). The 2×4 walnut boards extend through the legs around 20” on both sides of the legs and are connected to the legs with a blind tenon. Looks sort of like a T from the side profile. The boards are not visible unless you look under the table. Its a very simple design but functional. The joints are made on the table saw. There are 8 screws that connect the legs to the top.

-- Odysseus -- "No man is an island"

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#14 posted 01-15-2013 03:45 AM

Beautiful table. You really let the wood show off the beauty God gave it!

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#15 posted 01-15-2013 03:50 AM

Sorry the photo posted on its side. Not sure why?? I will post it in the gallery for a better view. In one of my past lives I was a pro-photographer but I never caught up with the digital age so please bear with me.

-- Odysseus -- "No man is an island"

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