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  • #20840
    Mexiquite
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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.

    #20850
    ejpotter
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    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 Ohio

    #20854
    Justjoe
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    Liking the use of salvaged wood 🙂

    Lincolnshire, England
    www.joesleightwoodworker.co.uk

    #20855
    Mark Armstrong
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    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, England

    #20862
    Greg Merritt
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    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.com

    #21303
    Mexiquite
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    I’ve glued it together and seems to be holding really well. Legs are next, then the cut out for the leg to fit, and finally the mortis and tenon skirt.

    #21305
    Mexiquite
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    @gman3555 I like the idea of the dutchman joints, but will experiment on a different project.



    @ejpotter
    and nobby1967 thank you for the encouragement to go with glue.

    #27076
    Mexiquite
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    I’ve got the skirt and legs done and glued up. I’m surprised at how solid it is.

    EDIT: For some reason the pictures are all flipped when they get posted. Oh well.

    #27083
    Greg Merritt
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    Thats going to be a very nice table Mexiquite.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #27351
    Mexiquite
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    Top on and new final preparations for sealant. After a little research I settled on Vermont Natural Coatings POLYWHEY. Will let you know how it goes.

    #27354
    ejpotter
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    Nice job, indeed.

    Just moved to NE Ohio

    #27355
    Greg Merritt
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    Looking really good! Nice work.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #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…

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

    "If you give me 6 hours to fell a tree, I will take the first 4 to sharpen my axe" Abe Lincoln

    #27676
    Mexiquite
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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.

    #27679
    David Gill
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    Looking forward to seeing the finished table. Nice job Mexiquite

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

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