Dining room table, by supper time?

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Project by bandit571 posted 07-07-2013 08:07 PM 1642 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, a few weeks ago, the Wife found a table top, for FREE, at a garage sale. I had some Black walnut I WAS making into some legs, mainly for another table project. Weell, gt told she wanted a Table DONE this weekend! had to go and buy some apron stock. She was happy with just some white Pine 1×4s so I bought two 8 footers. Finished tapering the last two legs about noonish or so. Mortise and tenon joints were done by about 3. Assembled down in the basement shop. Carried the base upstairs. Flipped top over to install the base. Screwed off one side, then a clamp to pull things square. Screwed off the other side, got rid of that old card table, set the “new” table in just the right spot, as directed by the Boss. Put the existing chairs under the table, and went to fix Supper, time was 6:30 pm.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 07-07-2013 08:29 PM

That is a great “Wifey Pleaser”....

When will you be building matching chairs???

But I done told ya before, It ain’t done until…..
Ah, nevermind, I know the answer!!! ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 07-07-2013 08:55 PM

That’ll work for awhile. Maybe? Great save on the FREE top. Good use of white lumber from bigbox store plus your walnut legs.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#3 posted 07-08-2013 01:26 AM

Happy wife, happy life. Nicely done.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#4 posted 07-08-2013 07:18 AM

Very nice looking table.Good dining room tables are a must for families that believe in dining together.Dining room tables come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, materials and styles.You must buy the dining room table that can easily fit into your room and also leaves some space.

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#5 posted 07-10-2013 03:26 PM

That was fast and you have a good looking table. Like the walnut legs. I’m sure the Boss likes it. Great job!

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#6 posted 07-10-2013 03:33 PM

hey if works that is what cuonts.

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#7 posted 09-03-2013 03:05 PM

The Boss went out and bouth a varnish brush, so I guess I will have to add some finish to the base unit…

she also found some metal framed chairs to add to the table, one needed a back slat fixed. Still using those two wood chairs as well. As long as everyone is skinny, table can seat six.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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