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Dee J

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Cross Fixed Dining Table

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Oh wow. Not seen that design for so long. My parents original dining furniture back in the early 1960s. Darker finish, but that design. I remember dad covering it with woodgrain formica. The matching chairs had some issue with short grain in the backs leading to ongoing repairs. Last seen back in the late 1990s.
 

recipio

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Its not the worst I've seen but a bit lightweight for a dining table. It would be tricky to make with all those compound mitre joints in the legs. The joints at the ends of the horizontal spar hold it all together. It seems to be inserted into the leg structure so relies on rotational forces only - not good. Ideally it should have a mortise and tenon for strength ?
 
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