Table

White ash - this is the type of wood used to make baseball bats.  This table is entirely white ash except for the center board in the table top, the bread board ends, and the drawer fronts which are red elm.  My grandfather in Richland Center, WI is the proud owner of this dining table.

Designed by Ed's Woodwork, LLC - Pleasant Prairie, WI

The glue up begins with these two boards.

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The funny looking 2x4s are part of a jig I made to glue up large table tops.  I use these notched boards on the top and bottom to keep the table flat.  There are end clamps to squeeze the boards together until the glue dries.

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The breadboard end on the table top has a concealed tongue and groove.  It is glued only in the center to allow for the wood to expand and contract during the seasons.

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All of the table base components are ready for assembly.  You can see the red elm curved drawer fronts on the left side of this picture.

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These legs are solid (not glued up) pieces of white ash.

This table leg is posing on top of my shop made down draft sanding table.  A used furnace blower is inside the plywood box, and under the peg board top I have two layers of pleated furnace filters.  Dust collection is a continuous effort!

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Putting it all together.

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These corner brackets helped to make a very sturdy base.  Hanger bolts (wood thread on one end and machine thread on the other) are used to secure the brackets.

I knew I wouldn't be able to polyurethane under the brackets, so I did it ahead of time.

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As you can see, this table is pretty heavy duty.  I could probably park my truck on top of this base!

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My "HANDCRAFTED BY Ed Burnett" stamp burned in an inconspicuous spot.

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Fully assembled, but unfinished.

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What a difference a nice finish makes.

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Delivered to yet another satisfied customer.

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