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Dining Room Table: just in time for Thanksgiving

comments (4) November 22nd, 2010 in Reader's Gallery

Cubby Cubby, member
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Ready for turkey
A view from the bottom up.
TOUGH STUFF
Add a few chairs and it is an official dining room table.  The pedistal is 29 inches high and about 25 inches square on the perimeter.  This leaves 17-18 inches minimally around the entire table for leg room with the 5 foot square glass top.
It was exactly what she wanted.
Ready for turkey - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Ready for turkey

Photo: RB

We need a dining room table, so my wife, Laura, designed one.  Two four inch thick planks of white pine, seasoned for four years, were sawn in half, surfaced with hand planes, sealed with shellac and finished with water based polyurethane.  A friend fond of iron work made the steel parts.  The upper grid was armor recovered from a tank.  Look closely and you see the effects of artillery.   I assembled the parts using 3/4 inch shank square head bolts and nuts.  A piece of 1/2 inch thick, 60 inch square tempered glass weighing about 200 pounds serves as table top.  Now we can eat!


Design or Plan used: My Own Design - Dining Room Table for Thanksgiving

posted in: Reader's Gallery, table, arts and crafts, pine, rustic, shellac, polyurethane, glass, dining


Comments (4)

daryle daryle writes: I like it, nice design. All the elements compliment each other.
Posted: 8:08 pm on November 23rd

daryle daryle writes: I like it, nice design. All the elements compliment each other.
Posted: 8:08 pm on November 23rd

Cubby Cubby writes: Thank You!
Posted: 12:29 pm on November 23rd

mokusakusensei mokusakusensei writes: Very tasteful. It really matches the room. Very nice.
Posted: 9:41 am on November 23rd

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