Parsons Rustic Dining Room Table
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Howdy! Greetings from San Antonio Texas. I’ve started making a Parsons style dining room table and need some advice. I’m using 2″ x 6″ x 60″ red oak.
Question: Will glue be enough to hold the boards together or will I need to do something else? I’ve attached pictures of the project I’m trying to imitate and of the boards I’m using.
Those boards have a lot of beautiful character. It’s going to be a lovely table. Assuming the tabletop boards are well-jointed, glue will be completely sufficient for holding the boards together. With the glue properly spread, long-grain to long-grain edge joints are stronger than the internal wood fiber adhesion. Watch the coffee table episode where Paul glues up the tabletop panel.
Just moved to NE Ohio4 November 2013 at 11:02 pm #20855
Like Eric says above with todays glues and along the grain very strong using rubbed glue joint.
If you want to add extra strength you could also put a tongue about 1″ wide x 3/8″ thick to go into grooves on boards. Stop the tongue a few inches from end unless you want to show tongue as a feature.
Dagenham, Essex, England5 November 2013 at 12:56 am #20862
Yep, glue will do it. Tongue will work too. You also add a few dutchman as accents as well. They will draw the joint together and hold it there.
http://hillbillydaiku.com2 February 2014 at 7:26 pm #27083
Thats going to be a very nice table Mexiquite.
http://hillbillydaiku.com6 February 2014 at 5:32 pm #27355
Looking really good! Nice work.
http://hillbillydaiku.com11 February 2014 at 12:59 pm #27663
Very nice table Mexiquite. Where do you get your “reclaimed” wood? Local dump? construction sites? I would love to do some work using wood destined for the landfill…
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@pheasantww I bought the wood from a oil rig company that 2 extra pallets of oak that had been sitting out in the crazy Texas weather for a year or so.
Tell you what, this project has been tough since I’m not working with square boards since they are all warped and I can’t square them since I don’t want to remove the weathered part. However, this one is more fun than the chest of drawers I made.11 February 2014 at 5:41 pm #27679
Looking forward to seeing the finished table. Nice job Mexiquite
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