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  1. Wood Finishing
    I have a beautiful cherry dining table that was originally varnished but the top got scratched. I stripped and sanded it and it now looks great with two coats of Danish Oil. I would like to put a harder finish on it because I don't want it to scratch easily but am not sure about what to use. I...
  2. Design & Plans
    I have not been working in the shop because I just moved, so I have been pretty busy and haven't really had a shop to work in. Well now that I am settled in, this summer I plan on making a dining table made of all walnut. I created the plan in sketchup, so it should be fairly simple to show...
  3. Design & Plans
    About to start a new project. A dining table with leaves that has a closed length of 6 feet and explansion of 10 feet with one 24 inch leaf and two 12 inch leaves. This will be my first table with leaves. Anyone have some pointers in general to start and anyone have recommendations on sliders...
  4. Design & Plans
    Hello - I was wondering if anyone knows the minimum overhang required on a table that has a pedestal base? I want to make sure people aren't knocking their knees on the base when they are seated to eat. I'm attaching a quick generic sketch to show the dimension I'm looking for. Thanks very...
  5. Design & Plans
    I am new to woodworking and have done a few big projects. My next is a dining room table for a new home. It will be 70×40 inches and made of 1×8 or 1×6 panels of redwood (maybe) because i like the way it stains with a dark coat. I have no clue what i want to do for a base/ legs or what will even...
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