Dining Room Table: just in time for Thanksgiving
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