Side Table

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Project by DonB posted 02-15-2015 01:23 PM 1210 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Arts and Crafts Side Table. Picture two is a dry press fit assembly. Knot free pine. Two notched stretchers. The one on top holds the top on, the bottom is a pinned through tendon. Legs are made from a 2×4 squared to 1 1/2. Careful marking allowed router table mortise through the legs. Had to come in from both sides as the bit was too far extended for my comfort. Marked the leading/trailing edge of the bit on the masking tape which was attached to the fence. Marked the leg and VERY carefully eased through the leg at 1/8 per pass, turned it over and finished the mortise. Since it was a through mortise, it had to be “on” the mark. I was wishing for a rich uncle to buy my birthday present (yes – a Mortise set up). Stain was Honey Maple with water based poly finish. This the sixth project for my granddaughter. They’ll be here in June with a trailer.

-- DonB

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#1 posted 02-15-2015 01:36 PM

Nice design.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 02-15-2015 05:24 PM

I like it. Cool leg design.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 02-16-2015 11:56 AM

very nice…it looks great.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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