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post #1 of 8 Old 06-26-2017, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
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picture of the table i built

It's been a little while since I asked some q's about making this from all wood (no screws, bolts, glue, etc). I ended up using some glue, but everything else is made by hand. The first table I've ever made. I think it's alright. I plan to build bench seats and end chairs next time I'm home.

It's mortise and tenon, legs, top, and apron is pecan. The pegs are osage orange, hophornbeam, and elm. What d'ya all think?


Hopefully, these pics show up....it's the first time I've put any on a forum.
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Nice looking table. If you didn't use any fasteners how did you attach the top to the leg base?
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The top can be lifted off, which helps to move the table around....it's pretty heavy.
There are two cross arms under, attached to the top with pegs. They sit in notches, in the apron, to keep the top from sliding around.

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post #4 of 8 Old 06-26-2017, 06:31 AM
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Looks great! Were ya born in a barn? I was..

I figured it's time to change my signature so hold your breath. This is it.
Impressive, huh?
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Nah, I wasn't born there.....it's where I live now.
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Nah, I wasn't born there.....it's where I live now.
See? You went and preemptively killed my extraordinarily lame joke with one line..

I like the look of the pegs, but does it leave any room for wood expansion and contraction? I recently built a small table and used (darn..can't remember the term) these things.

The slots cut across the cleats let the screws move back and forth with the weather..
It's probably overkill for the project, but it works and was cheap.

I figured it's time to change my signature so hold your breath. This is it.
Impressive, huh?
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The tenons are about 1/4" shorter than the mortise is deep to help with that. I guess we'll see how that holds up when we move it to the house. The wood's not green, but it hasn't been kiln dried. It seasoned for a little over 2 years. The holes for the pegs are offset by 1/8" or less to pull the m&t's in tight. I hope it holds together...I guess we'll see a few weeks after getting it into the new house.
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Nice looking table
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