We Need a Bigger Table

I have actually made an extension for our dining-room to accommodate all of the visitors we are having this Thanksgiving. I wished to make this extension as a stand alone that will fit with our existing dining-room table. When it is not extending our dining room table, it will either be the video game table in the basement or it may be the outside table on our deck – if that ever gets developed. I made this brand-new table with the Sequoia wood I cut up about 12 years ago. I utilized the exact same drawings and information from the initial dining room table. I likewise made it the same width as the original dining room table, but it is 30 inches much shorter. It looks and fits with the original table, despite the fact that it is made from a different sort of wood.

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0:00 (intro).
1:13 (milling).
1:57 (making parts).
21:07 (ending up).
23:35 (conclusion).

We Need a Bigger Table

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  1. I could see “our table isn’t big enough” as a good excuse not to invite someone,
    but inviting too many people as an excuse to build a table… that’s a new one.

  2. That sequoia tree has turned into some of my favorite projects of yours 🍻 excellent work as always frank

  3. You, fine sir, are nothing short of a genius and your videography skills are some of the best on YouTube,

  4. I am ecstatic when you release a new video. I love your editing. It cracks me up every time when you place something down. Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. As usual, fantastic build Frank! Happy Holidays to you & your family! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ¦ƒπŸ¦ƒπŸŒ²πŸŒ²

  6. A pleasure to watch, as usual. I was not that sure about glueing the slabs on the CNC table without protecting it with paper/plastic/whatever, but it seems it came out OK.

    On the other hand, I think I would somehow use something to make legs and top “one piece” so you can lift the table when you want to move it just a little (like in the video towards the end), I’m not sure what I would use, probably some screws and not glue so I could take it apart when needed.

    And finally, I think I would make some kind of “XXL shims” to put around where the bolt joins the four legs together. I think that’s one reason for the table to wiggle and I think using four triangular shaped pieces around (maybe two could be enough on opposite sides to one another) would strenghen that “joint”. However, me being me, I would use some bended metal plates and screw them or, even better, use some bolts (a couple for each leg) to join them.

    But, hey, these are easy things for one to say in front of a screen instead of in the shop.

    Thank you!

  7. Anyone else would just dig out a folding card table to fit the extra guest but not Frank, he builds a whole new table. Love it. πŸ˜‰

  8. My first time here. I gotta say, that’s some boss editing. I love your fresh thinking too. I hear a lot of furniture makers say “Hold downs” or “Hold fasts” for what we shop guys called “Dogs” or “bench dogs”.

  9. On this Thanksgiving weekend, I’m grateful for people like you, Frank. You bring us joy and inspiration.

  10. It makes complete sense to use a tablecloth, but it’s sad to cover up the gorgeous wood! Also, the ceiling lights continue to look incredible; it’s cool to see them in situ like that at the end!

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