DIY Dining Table | Mid Century Modern – Woodworking

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This was my first time using white oak in a woodworking project, and I really liked it. For this dining table, I took a different approach with the stretchers, but basically not having one. Instead, I made the upper portion of the leg more robust, and it attaches directly to the underside of the table.



▸ Table Saw with Long Rails & Riving Knife |
▸ Hybrid Table Saw |
▸ 8″ Jointer w/ Spiral Cutterhead |
▸ 6″ Jointer w/ Spiral Cutterhead |
▸ 15″ Planer with Spiral Cutterhead |
▸ 2HP Canister Dust Collector |
▸ 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector |
▸ Edge Sander w/ Wrap-Around Table |
▸ 17″ Band Saw, 2HP |


▸ Arm R Seal Urethane Top Coat |
▸ Incra T-Rule (the marking square thing) |



▸ Body – Panasonic GH5 |
▸ Lens – Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 |
▸ Lens – Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 |





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20 comments for “DIY Dining Table | Mid Century Modern – Woodworking

  1. steve l
    May 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    If your day job isn't woodworking it should be filmmaking. I've gotten to the point where I won't watch a new video of yours until I'm sure I won't be interrupted as I watch, usually with both hands wrapped around my morning coffee. It's a great way to get a positive start on the day. Just out of curiousity, what inspired the use of oak for this build? I'm so accustomed to your use of walnut I thought I'd ask about the change.

    Thank you for yet another outstanding offering.

  2. Adi Sandbichler
    May 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    I am not a master woodworker like you but I built a table with such legs a while ago… Mine is very pretty too but not 100% sturdy. How is this one?

  3. Trent Hankinson
    May 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    How long is the table?

  4. wuillians
    May 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Yes, your tool was overheating. This guy took apart a Festool Tracksaw and explains the problem

  5. Dennis Lo
    May 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    did you make chairs for the dining table too?

  6. Brad Ross
    May 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Great job I love this piece

  7. Ted Rogers
    May 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    As far as the bevels on the top go, if you had the luxury of being able to grab a second set of hands, i would have roughed the long edges on the jointer by tilting the fence. Obviously end grain on the jointer would be impossible and dangerous for more than a few obvious reasons. I'm also lucky enough to work full-time in a woodshop with industrial machines… so i have a sliding tablesaw and an 18" jointer at my disposal.

  8. Ranger4564
    May 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Lovely and elegant table. Nicely done.

  9. TallyHo221
    May 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Im planing a table design similar to this but I'm unsure as to what thickness I should use for the top and for the legs. What did you go with? 1.5"? Great stuff! I come back to your videos often.

  10. Dindy Indryanto
    May 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm


  11. DIY Huntress
    May 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    This video and project are equally as stunning. I wish it was a full length 2 hour movie.

  12. Keith Shaw
    May 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    I've seen a LOT of your videos and love the designs. However I'm curious how strong and sturdy the legs are on most things you make. While being gorgeous, they are thin and everyone else always makes huge chunky legs. Any insight to the strength and durability of most things you make would help me a lot. Thank you!

  13. KnottyDogWoodshop
    May 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Looks awesome!!
    We just made a dining room table out of Oak!

    Check out our latest video!

  14. Moustafa Miezien
    May 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    My searches keep on getting me back at your channel, funny thing

  15. Kyle Hagerty
    May 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    i have a 10 by 11 bedroom to work with here

  16. bereket meles
    May 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Thank you

  17. bereket meles
    May 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    If you don't mind can you tale us what kind of designing software you use.

  18. bereket meles
    May 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    That was clean work.

  19. Sarayu Meewang
    May 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    I love everything about this table.

  20. Hotdog Nonesky
    May 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Excellent video, but why is there so much burning of the wood?

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