Pair of Bedside Tables.

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Project by jinkyjock posted 32 days ago 491 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Guys, this is my 1st project post, so please feel free to critique how I have laid out the story of this project.
Three years ago I did a partial loft conversion and kept the off-cuts from the collar ties with the intention of “making something” at a later date.
Since recently joining Lumberjocks, I have renovated my workshop and finally “made something” with the timber from my loft.
I always felt as I was re-cycling the wood it was appropriate that it should go full circle and return to the loft; as a pair of Bedside Tables.
Taking into account the materials I had at my disposal the dimensions were as follows,
Height 575mm x Width 365mm x Depth 365mm.
The wood used was Scots Pine and was well seasoned.

As I had not made a piece of furniture for 7 yrs. I made a conscious decision to stick to traditional methods of construction, as I felt this was an opportunity to get re-acquainted with some hand tools.
All of the main joints are mortise and tenon, apart from the top-rail into the leg which is dovetailed.

This is a pic of the turn-buttons I used to attach top to frame.
After the initial machining I decided to stain the wood as I did not want a new Pine look.
I applied 2 coats of walnut stain, 2 coats of Satin Poly Varnish, and finally 2 coats of furniture wax to give a more aged look, and also because I love the smell of wax.

The chamfered mouldings you see on the sides (outside) act as a runner-kicker system on the inside for the drawers.
The only component not made from my “LOFT” wood are the drawer handles.
These are shaped from some Walnut I had available.
There were some scary knots to contend with and I made up a paste of some Walnut-dust mixed with 2-pack epoxy resin.
This seemed to act as a stop and an excellent dark filler, time will tell.
Thank you for taking the time to have a look, and I would be grateful for any feedback/questions on any of the aspects of my 1st Lumberjocks build.

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#1 posted 32 days ago

Looks good. A project after my own heart. Love the colour and finish.

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#2 posted 32 days ago

Very nicely done and great looking.

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#3 posted 32 days ago

Joinery must have been time consuming. That table will last for centuries with those joints. Good work.

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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#4 posted 32 days ago

Thank you for your kind comments.
Let’s hope this is the 1st of many (Lumberjock) projects.
Cheers, Jinky (James).

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#5 posted 32 days ago

These are very attractive. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 31 days ago

Very nice work. I particularly like the traditional joinery.

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#7 posted 31 days ago

Thanks again for the comments.
The tables are now residing in the loft space from whence they originally came.
I may have caught the re-cycling bug as my next project involves old fence-posts.

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