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Three-hour project - new dining table

Peggers
Experienced Contributor

Three-hour project - new dining table

My partner and I have got a friend who’s doing it a bit tough at the moment. She mentioned that she needed her dining table replacing, so we decided to make her one for Xmas. 

 

If you want a starter project that looks fairly impressive, this is a really good one to attempt. It only took us three hours and we bought everything from Bunnings.

 

My only warning, is that it’ll cost you over $200 to make, even if you have screws, brushes and varnish already waiting in the shed.

 

The top is made from two 1800mm x 405mm hardwood panels, that we joined together with wooden dowels and some basic wood glue. We then reinforced that with four joining plates.

 

The legs were made from two 1200 x 600mm hardwood panels. We kept them 600m wide, but shortened them to 850mm. The off-cuts will come in handy for something!

 

We then used eight black angle brackets (two either side of each leg) to secure things together.

 

Finally we used some basic gloss varnish on the top, and some darker stain on the legs. I like to think it accentuates the top and gives it a floating feel.

 

Only took us two or three hours, including a coat of varnish - and she’s very happy with her new table.0af3c746-1bbc-4650-85d8-63100877d733.JPGIMG_2191.jpg

Noyade
Super Contributor

Re: Three-hour table

Looks great and good to see it helped someone out. 👍

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Peggers
Experienced Contributor

Re: Three-hour table

@Noyade Thanks - it felt good to do it for someone. Might try and do a project for a friend every so often.

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bal
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Re: Three-hour table

I think the table top took most of the cost. 
good to see the finished project. 

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JoeAzza
Experienced Contributor

Re: Three-hour table

Well done, looks great, it's a good feeling when making something for a friend.

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MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
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Re: Three-hour table

Hi @Peggers,

 

What a great project that I'm sure most could achieve over a weekend. Looks sensational.

 

Many thanks for sharing.

 

Mitchell

 

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MitchellMc
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Re: Three-hour table

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @bal. It's terrific to have you join us, and many thanks for jumping into the conversation.

 

Do you have any projects you're completing at the moment? It would be great to hear about the projects you have going on around your own home and garden, and we'd encourage you to let us know if you ever need assistance with them or would like to share your results. I trust you'll find loads of inspiration within the community as our fabulous members share their projects here all the time.

 

Mitchell

 

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wovenpaua
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What a lovely gift and beautiful work. 

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