Oak Entry Table

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Blog entry by Mike_D_S posted 07-04-2012 02:29 AM 1664 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I had some left over stair treads and cut offs from my stair project, so I decided to try my hand at making a small entry table. I ripped down the stair treads and used other left over items from the newel post construction for the materials.

Legs are laminated from 4/4 tread stock and the top is from the newel cut offs. Front and sides are a glue up of the flat pieces and a small beaded insert which I trimmed with the bandsaw for the curve. Its not a perfect fit, but I’m very happy with the drawer face which is cut out of the front so the grain is continuous across the front. Finish is a tung oil finish as I really like the natural look. Just waiting on the craftsman style drawer pull my wife ordered to finish it off.

This is my first attempt at a actual piece of furniture and I feel pretty pleased overall considering I didn’t work from a plan, just mostly TLAR approach. It’s not perfect by any means and there are some flaws if you get to looking under the hood too closely. Originally I was planning on giving it away as I really built it just to see if I could, but the wife likes it so much she’s decided to keep it.

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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#1 posted 07-04-2012 02:51 AM

Pretty cool. Nice to see oak that isn’t stained dark, as if masquerading as walnut. The straight bead across the apron is a nice touch.

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