Subscribe now and save up to 56%
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!
A view from the bottom up.
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
Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox
Become a member today
Get instant access to all FineWoodworking.com content.
Subscribe to Fine Woodworking
Save up to 56%
I like it, nice design. All the elements compliment each other.
Very tasteful. It really matches the room. Very nice.
This week's prize is a 7-piece router bit set from Whiteside valued at $118!
The Shakers had this diminutive design pegged
Given the choice between a fixed-base router and a plunge model, Jeff Miller will take the plunge router every time. Because it can plunge in and out of the work,…
Eliminate tearout, banish snipe, and get smooth results every time
Take a look at the painstaking process that goes into turning one of Pascal Oudet’s wafer-thin disks--from flattening, to turning, to sandblasting.
Give your joinery skills a workout
Become a member today and get instant access to all FineWoodworking.com content!
Plus tips, advice, and special offers from Fine Woodworking.
Our biweekly podcast allows editors, authors, and special guests to answer your woodworking questions and connect with the online woodworking community.
Enter now for your chance to win a Lee Valley block plane valued at $160.
© 2016 The Taunton Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Become a member and get instant access to thousands of videos, how-tos, tool reviews, and design features.