Furniture #19: The 1500mm x 1500mm Table Dry Assembled

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 10-20-2016 01:04 AM 1507 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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For any of the LJs interested in seeing just how big this monster is I thought I had better add these final photos before the table heads off to my Sons Place for Christmas.

Its just dry assembled at this stage hence if you spot some parts missing thats why.

The top as reported previously has suffered shrinkage all around the various spots on the edges and also across one of the table top joins.

Its nothing unexpected but I didnt think it would be as pronounced as it is

In this photo you can see a filler piece sitting in the gap completley across the top

There is also a minor shrinkage showing here but its not full length like the first picture, it will possibly just get filler.

Here is some of the edge areas where shrinkage has also occured
there is not a lot I can do here until its in place and normalised then decide a fix.

So why did it happen?... natural movement of wood and possibly variances in EMC at the build stage

I do not really know apart from the fact is iis shrinkage.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 10-20-2016 03:41 AM


Couldn’t it expand back to where it was?

I’m sure you figure a way to ‘fix’ it… Not to worry…

He will LOVE it!

Thank you!

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#2 posted 10-20-2016 06:12 AM

You’ll figure it out, Rob. “Normalised”? Is there really such a thing? ;-)

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 10-20-2016 12:48 PM

Wow! That is huge

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#4 posted 10-21-2016 03:31 AM

That’s one very nice looking table Rob,
any chance of a photo of the fixing of the pedestal to the underside of the table top please….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 10-21-2016 03:58 AM


Normalised in my mind is the state of timber achieves when its in its final location and its conditional on seasonal changes.
So is there reallly such a thing…..possibly not…so you are 100% correct


its the biggest wood project I have ever done, I only hope the table top fits into the back of my Ford Ranger, fingers crossed!!


I can do a photo but it will have to be post delivery, but yes I will!!

BTW are you interested in or can you use some Huon Pine offcuts?

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 10-21-2016 04:15 AM

Candy:... you are 100% correct

- robscastle

I told Mudflap you said so.

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 10-21-2016 04:17 AM

Well he would be a very silly boy to argue unless he had a death wish of course

Not good waking up and finding some medically trained bod has harvested an organ or two !!
tee hee

-- Regards Rob

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#8 posted 09-01-2019 03:11 AM

Thats lovely that Rob,
very very nice work.
I,ll be interested to see a pic this week of it as it stands now.

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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