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    My grandkid's mom bought a new house and asked me to build a dining room table for her and my grandkids.

    I took an Ann White drawing made some modifications and put this together. The main table is old reclaimed shiplap and the rest is just yellow pine I resized to meet my plan.

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    "Like an old desperado, I paint the town beige ..." REK
    Bade Millsap
    Bulverde, Texas
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    Whoa! That is such a grand piece of furniture! Looks sturdy too!

    What's the finish?
    It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
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    • #3


      Originally posted by radhak View Post

      What's the finish?
      Thank you! The finish is some American oak poly finish I had left over and then 3 coats of water based satin poly I wiped on. Nothing really special on the finish but I used a water based sealer to prevent or lessen blotching on the pine.

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      Bade Millsap
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      • #4
        Looks great. That’s a unique support at the base.
        I reject your reality and substitute my own.

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        • #5
          Really a very nice table. Your grandkids will enjoy sitting down to family occasions with a table made 'just for them' by their grandfather!


          CWS
          Think it Through Before You Do!

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          • #6
            That top reminds me of an oak desk I made when I was overseas. Looked identical in color and shape to the top picture except it was only 3ft front to back. I did run into one problem - humidity swings caused just enough contraction and expansion to cause gaps and a few cracks in the boards on the inside boards.
            Hank Lee

            Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!

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            • #7
              Thank you all.

              The base structure was a re-engineering of the original plan because I wanted to be able to remove the top for easier transport and getting through doors.

              As far as splitting concern on the top, I glued and screwed those boards to a piece of 3/8 particle board for stability. I have used this technique several times with success so far. It does add significant weight. This top is 64"x40" which is as close as I could get to the golden ratio.

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              Bade Millsap
              Bulverde, Texas
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              • #8
                Great job and a good way to recycle old wood!
                Don, aka Pappy,

                Wise men talk because they have something to say,
                Fools because they have to say something.
                Plato

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