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Project by SutcliffeAndSons posted 03-23-2015 02:56 PM 1054 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I’m new to this website….well I’ve been looking though the projects for some time but this will be my first post. I am also new to woodworking compared to some of the experienced folks on here. I started my woodworking journey about a year ago by buying a 150 year old house in need of some tough love. Tight on money for decor I convinced my wife I could make things better than the junk overpriced at the local big box stores. Since then I’ve been addicted….as you can all attest to.

Anyway this project started from a trip to a local mill in downtown cleveland who get local timber cut down or removed by the city. instead of taking it all to the dump he gets it and mills it rough for local woodworkers and contractors. I got the pile in the last picture for 50 bucks. Awesome I know. But it did have lots of inclusions and need a lot of work.
this table was custom made to fit into a nook in our house. It uses wood runners and a single peice of maple as the drawer fronts. I learned a lot building it. First table with mortise and tenon for me!





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Dadoo

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#1 posted 03-23-2015 04:45 PM

Beautiful job! You did very well planning not only the dimensions and construction, but also the layout and continuation of the grain. Awesome!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#2 posted 03-23-2015 05:43 PM

very nice

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#3 posted 03-23-2015 06:50 PM

Looks great!

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#4 posted 03-23-2015 07:57 PM

It’s nice,you choose a good wood and welcome to lumberjocks!

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#5 posted 03-23-2015 09:52 PM

excellent job – love reclaim wood projects
Welcome aboard!

-- Greg Simon

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#6 posted 03-24-2015 01:31 AM

Really nice, but that framed top worries me. Did you account for movement of the panel somehow? I would hate to see such a beautiful top crack or buckle on you.

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#7 posted 03-24-2015 01:51 AM

Thanks all. As for movement I attached the top with some figure 8 hardware I got from rockler I think. Hopefully that helps. If it doesn’t then lesson learned I suppose right? 90% of my time seems to be correcting my mistakes…..or as my dad says, learning.

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#8 posted 03-24-2015 03:25 AM

Well done, I like it.

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