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Project by TheFridge posted 05-04-2014 07:50 PM 730 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Paw Paw had 4 to 500 bd ft (just found out this was only one load that I saw.) old clear, pecky, wormy, you name it cypress milled years ago just laying around . So when he had to move, it had to go somewhere. That’s right. Right here. He said boy make me a couple tables so I made him a night stand to his specs. It was the least I could do.

The only part not made out of cypress was one of the back legs. Turned out to be oak after I started milling it down. Had plenty of 1×6 to 1×12 but I only brought home a couple badly warped 2×4s and didn’t feel like waiting a couple days to get another. Plus I wanted to use the warped 2×4s on something.

Mortise and tenon aprons. Mortises cut with in a drill press with cross slide vise. With a 1/2” endmill. Used a dial caliper clamped to the vise for mortise length.

I read about end mills being used on wood. Wasn’t that fun for me.

Cut the tenons on a crappy jig made out of 3 pieces of maple glued together and slid down my table saw fence.

Carved the tenons round.

I cut the shelf shorter than I wanted and had to use pocket screws to mount it to achieve what I wanted. Hindsight sucks, but you gotta learn somehow.

Used minwax oil based poly from HD. Wouldn’t dry. Eventually used mineral spirits all over. It helped. Went back with 3 coats of cheap poly that work out ok.

First piece of furniture ever made excluding carcass and face frame cabinetry

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.





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Rick

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#1 posted 05-05-2014 03:07 AM

Very Nice! Got a Pain in my Neck though trying to look at them.

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#2 posted 05-05-2014 12:46 PM

Thanks. I hope they fix that soon.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#3 posted 05-05-2014 03:53 PM

This really looks nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#4 posted 05-05-2014 04:04 PM

Thanks man

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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DIYaholic

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#5 posted 05-06-2014 10:37 PM

The finish looks great, nice & shiny!!!
It also appears the finish is quite slick….
I see that everything slides off the table….
Or it could be that it is attached to the wall!!! ;^)

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That and welcome to the dark side of LJs….The Stumpy Asylum!!!

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#6 posted 05-08-2014 07:58 PM

Finally fixed for rid of my anti gravity machine.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#7 posted 10-26-2014 02:25 PM

Why didn’t you make two? I thought you didn’t like to have a one night stand ,lol.
Very nicely done,I love the grains on the top,never worked with Cypress but it sure looks nice.

-- Ken from Ontario

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