Kitchen Table

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Project by WoodSupt posted 01-14-2014 02:01 PM 1531 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my first project that I have ever made. I am truly green to wood working and this took a lot of hard work. My wife wanted a new kitchen table and the one she should me from Restoration Hardware was great but it was expensive ($1700). I told her that I wanted to build one instead, so that is when it all started. I used the table that she should me from RH as my starting off point (basic design). The table is made from 1”x3”, 1”x4” & 1”x6” for the table top and the base. What I did for the table top was used my kreg jig to attach all the one bys together then installed a 3/4” plywood to the underside. For the base I built it out of 2”x3” & 4”x4” then cladded it with one bys. The one bys are hard maple and the base two bys & four bys was just kiln dried. I think overall it took me around 60hrs to complete the entire project. The final cost to build the table was right around $700. I’m very pleased but I have noticed areas where I made mistakes and probably more experience woodworkers would laugh at the quality. I am looking forward to the next project (building a Mantel over my fireplace along with built in shelving) and will continue to post my finish work. I encourage comments on where I can improve or any other suggestions.

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#1 posted 01-14-2014 03:42 PM

Great job. I’m sure this table will give many years of satisfaction. Don’t let the little imperfections bother you. You will probably be the only one to notice them. I have been woodworking for 25 years and have yet to complete a perfect piece.

-- Dave K.

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#2 posted 01-14-2014 03:45 PM

Hey, you did a great job and there will be plenty of more projects to come.

Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 01-14-2014 04:02 PM

Very nice build on ths table, looks great.
As stated by sgmdwk, don’t sweat the minor flaws that only you know about. It’s all part of woodworking, it happens to everyone. I, myself, try to keep my mistakes to less than 4 on projects, but that doesn’t always happen. It’s been said that a good woodworker is one who knows how to hide his mistakes.
Great table, I’m sure the wife is very happy.

-- "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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#4 posted 01-14-2014 11:16 PM

Love the finish. Restoration Hardware should be scared. Very scared.

-- Heh heh, you said "wood"

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#5 posted 01-15-2014 01:24 PM

Well done, looks great!! Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 01-17-2014 03:26 PM

Very nice table. I like the look.

-- Marty, Ohio

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#7 posted 01-17-2014 04:37 PM

It looks great and sturdy. Like the design and finish. I’m sure wife is happy and proud of it. Well done!

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#8 posted 01-31-2014 05:12 PM

Great looking table. I have two questions. What did you use for stain? And you said you used maple for the base, did it take the stain well? I have heard it doesn’t like to.

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#9 posted 02-12-2014 09:48 PM

I added few more pictures along with 2 pictures showing the matching bench that I also made.

larson1170 – the type of stain i used was Minwax® Wood Finish™ Ebony 2718. The base of the bench took the stain really well but the table base for some reason had a much lighter finish. It was the same time of maple and stain but for some reason it was more inconsistent.

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#10 posted 04-02-2014 03:59 PM


-- egmacabitas

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#11 posted 04-02-2014 04:50 PM

first project? wow . looking forward for the upcoming

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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