Australian Wood Review

Mid-Century Dining Table

I find some of George Nakashima’s mid-century splayed leg table designs inspiring and decided to adopt the same line of simplicity with the new dining table I recently built.

Walnut has always been one of my favourite hardwoods. It is easy to work with, and most importantly, it can, depending on the lighting, appear dark or glowing gold with its depth and wild pattern. With the proper finish, it can maintain its character and grace as it ages.

While the style of the table is important, its size is crucial. I followed the standard dining table dimensions as shown in the cutting list.

The tabletop is a straightforward build, but the angled rail-to-leg joinery adds complexity. In this

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