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This was an experiment with glue. No M&T joinery at all…..on purpose. Simple design, strategic glue points.
A cabinet maker friend swears by the strength of modern glue. This table is strong!
Don't get me wrong, I love the look and strength of traditional joinery. I'm open to all options.
Really trying to keep it rustic.

Bruce

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Nice looking table. Thanks for sharing.
 

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WOW!... I love that table… you've done a fantastic job on that one… !! My wife decorates in primitive/ rustic.

The piece in the background, did you make it too? (or just make this table to match it?)
 

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Hi Steve,
That piece in the backround was my previous post.
Bruce
 

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Looks great.

So how are the bottom shelf strechers attached to the legs? Just butt joints and glue?

Dave.
 

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Nice choice of wood, it looks great.
 

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If the glue does'nt hold can I have it to put dowel or MandT joints in it? Great looking table. mike
 

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Great looking table. Keep us posted on the results of the glue only joinery.
 

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Bruce,

This is gorgeous. And congratulations on taking a different path in its construction. This is the way we learn and grow as woodworkers.

How did you finish it?
 

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Nice design Bruce… Let us know how it holds up.
 

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Great looking wood…. really nice lines. Wonderful piece!
 

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You put out some nice work.
I love M&T but I can't beat the speed of the Festool Domino. I highly recommend it.
 

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I like this a lot. The capped off end of the top are a nice touch. It wont be getting out of line for a long time.
 

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Most of the strategic glue points were also pinned prior to clamping. The top has extra glued cross-supports underneath where they are not visible. Strategic, in this case, means…...not visible.
I won't be giving up traditional joinery anytime soon!
The finish: Finished with oils, allowed to rest….......then hand -rubbed with beeswax.

Keep an open mind.

Bruce
 

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Hey Bruce great job …..I love the look of alder …and who doesn't like Walnut …together they are really nice

The northwest is blessed with an abundance of Alder ….tho you could not tell it by the board foot prices of alder in the Seattle area .. Home Depah does not carry it and a couple of the local woodworking shops and hardware stores that do carry it …$5 a bd ft here. For local and it growing everywhere you look ..I think $5 a bd ft is too high …just my opinion …I was checking out some online wood stores in the Tn area and midwest and maple, cherry, walnut and mahogany were all under $5 a bd foot ….So those of you living east of the Big Muddy consider yourselves lucky at the wood prices …I suppose we could go on and on about prices ..
and i did not mean to detract from Bruces lovely Table …

So no M and T joints and no nails, or pins …just glue huh….what glue did you use? Titebond xxx? or ?

Nice job on your table …Id love that in my front room …
thanks …
 

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I really like how the woods compliment each other…......I don't know about trusting just glue but I could see where the wood would fail first though! Hmmm?
 

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Another great piece of furniture!
 
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