Last April, we moved into a new house.  Before we moved, I ripped out all the carpet on the main floor of the new house and then installed hard maple flooring throughout.  It only took me 5 days to do 6 rooms.  

When I was done, I had 6 boxes of flooring left over – about 120 square feet.  The boxes have been sitting in the garage all year.  I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with all this beautiful tongue-&-groove maple.

Last week, Gail suggested that I make a new kitchen table out of it.  So this last weekend, I started on it.  Cherry base made in the Shaker style.

Here are a couple of pictures of the pieces of this table in process.

Kitchen table top made of hard maple tongue-&-groove flooring.

Kitchen table base made of cherry with walnut pinned mortises and tenons in rails.

I’ll post a picture of the finished table when I get ‘er done.

UPDATE 18 January 2017: It’s done and ready for eating off of.

Kitchen Table Kitchen table made in 2017 from the surplus maple tongue-&-groove flooring under it and a cherry base and trim.