A pair of birch end tables

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Project by Benchmarknorway posted 10-23-2014 08:40 PM 1623 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these two tables to stand at each end of a corner sofa in our family cabin.
My own design but with elements taken from an existing shop bought coffee table – the beveled legs, the edge profile on the top.
All mortise and tenon construction, the top ones haunched. I used a hand held router and jig for the mortises and cut the tenons on my router table. The curved stretchers were cut on a bandsaw and sanded to final shape using a bobbin sander. The shelf is loose in a groove in the bottom stretchers.
Finished with 5 coats of home-brewed wipe on poly consisting of 1/3 real tung oil, 1/3 poly, 1/3 mineral spirits – a first for me !

-- Mark, Oslo, Norway (ex London, UK)

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#1 posted 10-23-2014 08:52 PM

very nice work Mark

Clean and useful

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#2 posted 10-24-2014 06:42 AM

Very nicely done Mark and they look wonderful.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 10-24-2014 02:02 PM

look great

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#4 posted 10-24-2014 03:04 PM

Well done. They look great!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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