Buffet Table

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Project by dettorrefurniture posted 03-21-2014 06:53 PM 1403 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first post on Lumberjocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A customer of mine asked me to Design and make a buffet server 6ft long, 13” deep and to match the style of their other furniture. Solid Red Oak. Since I’m relatively new to furniture making and woodworking in general, this was a long tough project but the reaction from them made it all worth while. Hope you guys like it. I see a lot of talented guys on here. I really have to step up my game.


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#1 posted 03-21-2014 07:12 PM

Nice project. Good work.

-- Paul, Duvall, WA

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#2 posted 03-21-2014 07:59 PM

Very nice! I was wondering how the top was made. Is that oak ply with a frame?

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#3 posted 03-22-2014 12:49 AM

For being relatively new to woodworking I’d say your game has stepped up pretty well. Great work on this buffet, looks 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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#4 posted 03-22-2014 02:29 AM

The top is oak ply. The veritcal inlays are QS Oak, about 3/8” resawn. And the outer frame is also QS Oak.
Thanks for the comments!

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#5 posted 03-22-2014 12:34 PM

I’ve been looking for something similar for our dining room….love this design, thanks for sharing and welcome to the club

-- Bevy - NH

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#6 posted 03-22-2014 04:44 PM

Very nice design and great execution. It always help justify all the work when the recipient is happy.
One small comment on the top and it is mostly my personal preference because I’m fussy about the appearance of wood grain in my work. The oak plywood veneer was a rotary or peel cut so it has wide and wild grain pattern. In my prejudicial view quarter or riff sawn veneer would look better. It can be hard to find however and sometimes I find it by sorting through the pile at the store. I have been told the furniture manufacturers get most of it.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#7 posted 03-23-2014 03:16 AM

A really nice piece. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#8 posted 03-25-2014 12:21 PM

Very nice!! Great design and build. Thanks for posting and welcome to LJ’s.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#9 posted 03-25-2014 01:18 PM

You have done a fine job on this piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 03-27-2014 02:28 PM

Beautiful and long buffet table. Gorgeous wood and finish. Like the well made drawers and doors. Excellent job!

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#11 posted 03-28-2014 02:04 PM

Thanks again everyone. Really appreciate the support. Loving the site

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#12 posted 03-28-2014 11:51 PM

Goodness! That’s a hell of a first project. You must be a masochist.

Great job and Welcome!

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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