Dining room table with side extensions

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Project by Willie Wolf posted 12-30-2013 04:13 PM 2164 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This dining room table is made from solid cherry hardwood. This table can seat six people (42” wide and 72” long) and can accommodate 10 people (60” wide and 72” long) with the two side extensions.

The use of hand cut veneers was used for the top and pedestals to maximize the use of a 2” thick 9” wide board that was highly figured. The 3/32” thick veneers are laminated onto solid cherry hardwood.

This project has seven bent laminations that require two custom bending forms. This project also requires extensive use of jigs.

The curved top support, feet, stretcher are made with 18 layers of 3/16” thick, 1 ¾” tall and 46” long strips of cherry laminated together and bent along a form.

The two vertical pedestals are 1 ½” thick, 18” wide and 27” tall. They were constructed using two pieces of 3/8”and 3 three pieces of 1/8” thick bending plywood and formed using a vacuum press. They were then edge banded with ¾” x 1 ½” cherry and faced with 3/32” thick hand cut cherry veneers.

-- Willie, Ashland, Oregon

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#1 posted 12-30-2013 06:05 PM

I can tell that you spent a massive amount of time and effort on your table and it definitely shows. I really like its clean yet elegant lines. Great job!!

By the way, welcome to Lumberjocks. This is a great website and I am glad that you have decided to be a part of it.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 12-30-2013 06:08 PM

Beautiful table, absolutely fantastic.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 12-30-2013 07:14 PM

Wow, this is awesome. Love the design and craftsmanship. Absolutely beautiful. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 12-30-2013 07:58 PM

Sounds like it was a lot of work! But the results are definitely worth it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#5 posted 12-30-2013 09:28 PM

I love this table. Amazingly well done and very beautiful.

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#6 posted 12-31-2013 02:46 PM

Design, wood, finish all top shelf. Well done and welcome to LJ’s.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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