View Full Version : Inexpensive custom woodworker?

04-14-2016, 01:26 PM
I need to have a large dining room table top made.

It would be about 12' x 4'; I am making the base myself.

Looking for someone who could make the top out of basic materials for a reasonable price.

Would great appreciate any recommendations.

Roger S
04-14-2016, 01:35 PM
Don't have any recommendations but according to the DIY lady in the commercial I saw a dozen times streaming Better Call Saul last night. You just nail some pallet slats to the top and..... VOILA! YOU HAVE A TABLE! .... With splinters galore!

04-14-2016, 01:58 PM
I'm actually considering just piecing together (4) 12' x 12" framing members from Home Depot but I can't even lift one of them on my own so for a project this big I really need an expert.

I can make the base, no problem.

The other option I'm considering is pushing two 6' tables together.

Roger S
04-14-2016, 02:08 PM
That sounds interesting.... Maybe instead of an expert all you really need is someone to pick up the other end of the framing member.

04-14-2016, 02:18 PM

But it's a whole huge project:

1. Have to get the 12 x 12's home (have to rent a truck, then need help to load and unload)
2. Have to piece them together, then flip the entire top over and lift onto the base
3. Have to sand and finish the top (can do this alone)
4. Then have to move the whole thing into the house

So, I'll either have the top made and just have to move it once and set it in place on the base in the house, or buy two 6' tables and push them together.

04-14-2016, 02:21 PM
This is what I want to make; just pipe you can buy from plumbing supply.

But manipulating that top would take an army.

Roger S
04-14-2016, 02:29 PM
Gotcha.... You wore me out just reading all that.

Mr. Cotter
04-14-2016, 03:59 PM
A friend of mine does excellent work. Benjamin: Redbud Renovations: Purveyors of Fine Furniture and Cabinetry (

He wont be the lowest bid, but he can fabricate and deliver (doing some assembly on site if needed), and won't tear your new walls up when moving it in.

04-15-2016, 05:59 AM
That's a pretty straight forward project Pete. And the pipe flanges on the feet give you some adjustment on an unlevel surface. Great idea. Like BBQ said, you don't need a pro for this project, just some help.

I've taken on projects like this before. I'm getting ready to start a pallet wood accent wall on one side of our master suite with matching barn doors on the other side leading to the vanities and bath area. I have all of the planks stacked and ready, just need a few more materials.