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    Building a Walnut Dining Table for Thanksgiving

    Follow along with my "build".

    Below are the specs for the new table being built in the next few weeks:
    • Walnut Top - approx 44in wide X 168in (14ft) long with extensions in place.
    • Painted Whitewood Legs
    • (2) Walnut benches
    • Wayfair chairs for remaining seating


    The steps that will be taken:
    Step 1: Purchase rough cut lumber (done)
    Step 2: Plane wood (starting & maybe finishing today)
    Step 3: Joint 1 edge
    Step 4: Cut to width on table saw
    Step 5: Assemble top w/ biscuits
    Step 6: Cut top to uniform length
    Step 7: Add "breadboard" ends
    Step 8: Cut and glue up 6 legs
    Step 9: Plane & sand legs
    Step 10: Sand top
    Step 11: Paint legs and oil/stain & urethane top
    Step 12: Assemble Table
    Step 13: Build (2) bench seats
    Step 14: Assemble chairs from Wayfair
    Step 15: Eat some Turkey

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    Re: Building a Walnut Dining Table for Thanksgiving

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    CAD image from my design.

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    Re: Building a Walnut Dining Table for Thanksgiving

    This is neat. I can't wait to see the finished product. How much do you estimate all of the parts will cost? Any idea how intensive the labor will be to attain the finished product?

    I have two questions that you will answer after you complete it:
    -How labor intensive was the entire process?
    -Would you do it again?


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    It doesn't have to have a nut on the outside. Many are short, but I often try to find long ones that sometimes have a bend in them.
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    I don't need another reason to dig through 4 layers of clothes to whip the sea monster out in 0 degree weather.

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    Re: Building a Walnut Dining Table for Thanksgiving

    Before planing.

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    After planing. I made one spot slightly wet to show the coloring better.

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    Re: Building a Walnut Dining Table for Thanksgiving

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    Made some progress today.
    Through step 5.

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    Re: Building a Walnut Dining Table for Thanksgiving

    How many hours do you have into it so far? Is it difficult or just time consuming?


    Quote Originally Posted by Batmobile_Engage View Post
    It doesn't have to have a nut on the outside. Many are short, but I often try to find long ones that sometimes have a bend in them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Batmobile_Engage View Post
    I don't need another reason to dig through 4 layers of clothes to whip the sea monster out in 0 degree weather.

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    Re: Building a Walnut Dining Table for Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Alin View Post
    How many hours do you have into it so far? Is it difficult or just time consuming?
    I've done a good bit of wood working in the past. So mainly just time.

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    Last edited by Eagleye; 11-02-2019 at 11:03 PM.
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    Re: Building a Walnut Dining Table for Thanksgiving

    Well I got it done in time. Here are some of the last steps and the semi-final product.

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    Re: Building a Walnut Dining Table for Thanksgiving

    Man that came out nicely! The chairs look great with it too!


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    Re: Building a Walnut Dining Table for Thanksgiving

    Wow, that looks sick! How many hours in total did it take to complete it? Would you do it again?


    Quote Originally Posted by Batmobile_Engage View Post
    It doesn't have to have a nut on the outside. Many are short, but I often try to find long ones that sometimes have a bend in them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Batmobile_Engage View Post
    I don't need another reason to dig through 4 layers of clothes to whip the sea monster out in 0 degree weather.

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