Building a Shaker Dining Table

Hey,

Cisco the blogging and woodworking cat here… We have a new project before us — namely building a Shaker table… (Do you remember the hutch project?) Right now, all we have are the 60 year old, 18″ wide rough boards for the table top…

But we can scrounge the rest from my over-sized stockpile of wood…

In general, here’s what we’re thinking about…

All told, the job isn’t that tough, but the devil is in the details… Will I need just one stretcher or two? Should I chip carve the stretcher(s) or leave plain? How do I join the two pieces of the table top and keep them flat without inviting a split? (I know that I’ll need floating battens and bread boards, but what size and how many?) How will I stain and seal?

You see the crazy stuff you get into on this blog???

Cisco in the sawdust,


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.

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