Archive for the 'Dining Room Table' Category

Dining Room Table 8

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

After dismantling the table, it was time for some staining. Here is the top after a coat of custom mixed stain. Here is one of the legs after being stained and having one coat of tung oil rubbed on. Here I am rubbing in the second and final coat of tung oil onto the table […]

Dining Room Table 7

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

The legs of the table were going to be connected to two giant stringers that would be bolted to the underside of the table.  Below are the four boards that make up the two stringers.  One board is 44″ long, 5″ wide, and 1.5″ thick, while the smaller one is 40″ long, 3″ wide, and […]

Dining Room Table 6

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

After getting the approval from the clients regarding the final design of the legs I was able to proceed to the final steps, which meant it was time to route the mortises for the loose tenon. The idea is much the same as the full length spline we used in the table top. I began […]

Dining Room Table 5

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

After a rest filled weekend completing the final stages of a sprinkler system, Tuesday morning greeted me with a full slate of jobs. The first step to flush trimming the legs and stringers is to use double stick tape to connect the template to the wood stock. Next, using the router table and the 2″ […]

Dining Room Table 4

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

The legs came back from the designer and clients with some major changes. Out are all of the small bumps and sharp half-circles and in are shallow arcs and curves. Many of the changes were made because there were just to many small, sharp curves. The initial design was inferred from a photograph which provided […]

Dining Room Table 3

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

The next step I tackled was milling the leg groups. Each leg group is made up of two vertical supports and a horizontal stringer. All three pieces are to be milled out of 2″ thick Alder, just like the table top, and glued together using mortise and loose tenon construction. I need a template to […]

Dining Room Table 2

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

After gluing up all six boards into three sets of two, I glued the three sets together into one gigantic table top. Like I said earlier, the final size measures 4′ wide, 10′ long, 2″ thick, and it weighs close to a ton. OK, I’m not actually sure how much it weighs, but it takes […]

Dining Room Table 1

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

Material = Superior Grade Alder & Steel May 2008 This is a dining room table I am building for a client. Its design is based on a picture of a table the clients saw in a restaurant. The top measures 10′ long by 4′ wide, is 2″ thick, and is being built out of premium […]