Parson's cherry dining room table

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Project by Berkster posted 03-05-2014 06:09 AM 2309 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our new dining room table in the Parsons style. (With purchased chairs… Maybe someday I’ll try a chair????)

A friend loaned me a few extra clamps and tools I was missing including a domino joiner. Which may be the coolest tool I’ve ever used.

Built it with Cherry then violated a cardinal rule by staining it to look more like Walnut. It took a lot of fiddling but ended up archiving the color my wife wanted with a single coat of General Finishes Java gel stain.

I learned a lot! This is definitely the largest project I’ve ever tried and I’m thrilled with how it turned out.

The LJ archives have been helpful along the way so I decided I should share the end result.

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#1 posted 03-05-2014 09:08 AM

Great table, Well done….

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

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#2 posted 03-05-2014 09:25 AM

Beautiful table

welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 03-05-2014 02:05 PM

that looks great. Those domino’s sure do make things go easier. Maybe someday there will be a domino in my workshop.

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#4 posted 03-05-2014 02:15 PM

Great looking table, they are a very big undertaking. Thanks for sharing, great pictures.

And a big welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#5 posted 03-05-2014 10:07 PM

Go big or go home, isn’t that an old saying? You went big and succeeded. Beautiful workmanship. Now what are you going to do to trump this?!! You definitely set the bar high for yourself. Oh, and a big welcome to Lumberjocks, glad to have you on board.

-- 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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#6 posted 03-06-2014 12:43 AM

Is that a mirror on that tabletop?? Awesome table!

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#7 posted 03-06-2014 01:50 AM

Very nice table build, great work on this.

-- "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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#8 posted 03-12-2014 02:03 PM

It came out really beautiful and looks sturdy. The top is gorgeous with those pretty grains and glass like finish. Beautiful work!

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#9 posted 03-12-2014 02:50 PM

You did a fine job on this table.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 03-14-2014 12:11 PM

Outstanding job on this beautiful table!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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