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    Default Dining Table

    Got back to working on a table I started a while ago, we have decided it will be our new dining table since the wood is from a tree I took down 2 years ago.

    I did not get around to milling it for a year so it spalted giving some character to the usually bland tulip poplar. After milling I put it the dehumidifier kiln dried out to 7%

    The keys are Sapele.

    The base will be a trestle design.

    Instead of spraying finish my usual method it will be wiped on thinned poly

    Our kitchen cabinets are also from trees we took down years ago.





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    Few more pictures






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    Looks like fun.

    This is the kind of table which is inviting. I'd enjoy setting down to dinner on a table like that. This kind of furniture doesn't look stiff and overworked.

    Joe

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    Looks great Brian. So you don't try to glue up the panels? Just key them and put them on the frame? Bob

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    Yes the keys are plenty strong 1" thick epoxied in, I have made several tables like this on never had an issue The trestle base design also has support built in.

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    Got the base set up its my wedge system pop the wedges and the top slides off the base.








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    Don't you ever get tired of doing Truly beautiful pieces Brian?
    Of course I'm a fan of wipe-on finishes anyways
    scott
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    You do truly beautiful pieces just like Scott said. I like the trestle design.

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    Beautiful wood and work as always.
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    I think he likes making the rest of us look like amateurs! lol Another beautiful work of art!
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