We sold our 6ft pine retangular dining table, and have been shopping around for new ones. The only one we REALLY like is a DINEC table. It is about 7ft long and then extendes to around 10 or 11ft. We need to seat 10 people comfortably, with the option to seat 12. The problem with this table is that it will take 4 months to come in and the cost is around $1200-1300. So, I have to ask myself, would it be cheaper to build and have some of that $$$ go towards tools?
I haven't built anything that large yet so I was wondering what do you think it would cost to build something just like the dintec and how hard would it be?? I have a tablesaw, router/rtr table, random orbital sander, jig saw. No planer, jointer, belt sander. I was thinking about building it with ask or oak, or someother hardwood that we can stain a chocolate/coca color. The table would be in the simple shaker style, with a retangular top, straight apron, taperd legs, and two or three extensions.
Any advice would be AWESOME!