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TABLE!!! [Dec. 19th, 2011|07:57 pm]

New table arrived after dark, and even with the top lights on, the flash couldn't quite deal with the length.  This is with all leaves in. 

Before assembly, with no leaves in--at 72 x 42 :   it's sitting flat on the floor, and already I know the color is perfect for that room.

Before putting the leaves in--the crossbrace with the two holes showing here is for the fifth leg.  The fifth leg can be removed when we want the table down to its basic size.

And a view from the other end:  

No more wobbles.  No more mismatched heights and widths.   There's actually room for five chairs down each side, but I didn't have all the chairs over there..

Daylight pictures will be added when it's...daylight.


[User Picture]From: fabricdragon
2011-12-20 02:04 am (UTC)
oooooooooooooooooooooooooh. thats a nice lookin table you got there!
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-12-20 02:37 am (UTC)
Thanks. Amish Table Company. Solid oak.

It doesn't wobble. It doesn't wiggle. And no drop-leaves to drop suddenly when someone puts their elbows on it or something a little heavy is put on it (on my mother's dining table, a large bean casserole with cream sauce once took a dive upside down onto rose-colored carpet because of a slightly whonky drop-leaf bracket.)

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[User Picture]From: kristine_smith
2011-12-20 02:27 am (UTC)
Wow--that's some table.

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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-12-20 02:39 am (UTC)
I am SO happy with it. It'll make entertaining easier--it'll be much easier to change the size (than with the two tables end to end that didn't match) and I don't have to worry about the "joint" where one was taller and wider and the other was shorter and narrower.
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[User Picture]From: hugh_mannity
2011-12-20 02:44 am (UTC)
Oh now that is a most handsome piece of furniture. Lovely!
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-12-20 04:08 am (UTC)
Thanks. I'm still excited and happy.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-12-20 04:10 am (UTC)
Thanks. We're going to enjoy the heck out of it--will make big dinners much easier.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-12-20 04:21 am (UTC)
Thanks. We're going to enjoy the heck out of it--will make big dinners much easier.
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[User Picture]From: controuble
2011-12-20 02:53 am (UTC)
That's a lovely table. Does it have 4 leaves? Mine with the center legs has 4 and I have had 12 of us sit down to dinner at it, but that was a little bit cramped. I see you have 10 chairs around it in the picture, so it's probably pretty close to the same size. Hope you have some wonderful dinners around it.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-12-20 04:05 am (UTC)
Yes, it has four leaves, and it will seat 12. I just didn't have all 12 chairs at that house. Some of our chairs migrate back and forth depending on where they're needed.

More likely, when I have just 12, I'll use the secondary table and make it 6 and 6 (which will give more room to move around, as well. 12 will allow me to seat 22 in that room, using the plywood tables folding tables we made years back. But usually T-day is between 12 and 16-18, so I'd bring the new one down to 8 or 10 (one leaf out), and put a leaf in the old fruitwood-finish one for the extra.
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[User Picture]From: merseine
2011-12-20 03:20 am (UTC)
Is it horrible of me that my first thought was "think of the gaming opportunities!" and not "what a great place for family to gather and enjoy a holiday meal" ?
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-12-20 04:06 am (UTC)
Not if you're more a gamer than a giver of big "eatin'" parties.
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[User Picture]From: amm_me
2011-12-20 03:40 am (UTC)
What a lovely Christmas present (even if you paid for it yourself).

And rain! on the same day! embarrassment of riches!
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-12-20 04:07 am (UTC)
And it was NOT raining by the time the truck arrived, so that was wonderful. Ground a bit squushy in the yard where the pieces had to be carried across, but not bad.

I hope Marty-the-driver liked the cookies.
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[User Picture]From: ebeeman
2011-12-20 05:22 am (UTC)
Very nice!
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[User Picture]From: cailleuch
2011-12-20 05:55 am (UTC)
Table envy. That is a beautiful table. Also space envy, when my table's leaf (one only) is in I can sit six and there is no more room in my dining room.
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[User Picture]From: alicephilippa
2011-12-20 11:07 am (UTC)
That is one glorious table.

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From: ozdragonlady
2011-12-20 12:46 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: ladymurmur
2011-12-20 02:47 pm (UTC)
That is a thing of beauty. :-)

We have, on occasion, wandered through the Amish furniture stores in the area just to drool.. I mean admire the gorgeous woodwork.
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[User Picture]From: lingster1
2011-12-20 03:29 pm (UTC)
Beautiful! I know you'll put it to good use, too.
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[User Picture]From: coalboy
2011-12-27 05:14 am (UTC)
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