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Hey everyone...ive been lookin for a decent 9 ft table for about 4 months now, and ive decided to just build one myself . Im gonna go with a mission oak design on a 3 pc 1" slate. Ive been searchin the net for hours lookin for places to buy the slate and ive only found one, in Utah. Cost:$590(plus $200 to ship to northern California). The good news is that it comes prebacked and cut. Anyone know of any other suppliers out there? preferably close to California. Also, anyone have any tips on the whole process? ya know...things to remember and to stay away from? thanks a bunch yu guys(and gals of course)
01-28-2003, 06:20 AM
01-28-2003, 06:55 AM
I never built a table, but I once rebuilt a table just for the fun of it. Fine woodworking had a good article on building a table in issue Vol. 75 March/April you can find them at a lot of woodworking stores. You should check out http://adamswoodproducts.com
They are suppliers of some table parts. Parts like rail assemblies you may want to buy rather then build. They build the stuff on cnc machinery and it really needs to be precise. Everything from the rails down you can just go nuts. I saw a table built from what looked like driftwood and another all crystal. It is pretty unlimited if you have a little skill. The table I rebuilt was not that bad a table to start with. When I got done with it though, it looked like a fine antique. I even built a center feed ball return with a hidden ball box. When you pulled on it, it tilted down exposing the balls. It was a fun project for about three months. That was about 30 years ago, and my nephew has the table now. I am glad it stayed in the family.
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