Bedside table with drawer

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Project by jdh122 posted 03-19-2015 02:59 PM 1560 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just finished this little bedside table. Made from yellow birch. I turned the pull on my pole lathe out of a scrap of oak. Tapered legs.
My drawer-making is definitely progressing, this one fits better than any I’ve made this far. Simple things, like making sure that the sides of the drawers are arranged so that you can plane the drawer sides from the front with no tear-out, make a big difference.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#1 posted 03-19-2015 10:47 PM

Really lovely little table with nice clean lines. Nice work Jeremy.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#2 posted 03-20-2015 01:33 AM

Nice build Jeremy. Nice color too.


-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 03-20-2015 09:38 AM

Thanks for the compliments. The finish is amber shellac and wax, the board I used for the top and legs was much darker than usual for yellow birch, all heartwood, maybe. The color of the drawer is more normal color for birch.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#4 posted 03-20-2015 11:14 PM

great job – looks good!

-- Greg Simon

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#5 posted 03-21-2015 01:30 AM

Beautiful table, sort of in the Shaker style. Nice work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 03-21-2015 10:52 AM

Thanks, Greg and Oldtool.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#7 posted 03-21-2015 12:39 PM

This turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 11-30-2015 11:07 PM

Nice build!
Did you had any plans when you built it?

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#9 posted 11-30-2015 11:42 PM

It’s vaguely based on an article in Fine Woodworking by Christian Becksworth, where he shows two ways to do the legs (tapered or turned), but I didn’t necessarily follow his dimensions exactly.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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