Shaker style coffee table

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Project by Credo posted 05-18-2007 05:14 AM 2233 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Still a work in progress because I’m having a hard time figuring out how to finish this thing…

I designed it all in super detail on sketch-up. built most of it – but right now I’m stuck from moving on…

If anyone can offer insight on finishing, I would be all ears and VERY thankful! :)

P.S. Sorry about the grainy-ness of the last two pics (I guess I had my ISO setting to high on my camera. Didn’t realize it – oops.)

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#1 posted 05-18-2007 05:27 AM


Marc at The Wood Whisper just did a write up of suggestions for finishing quarter sawn oak. Here’s the link: The Wood Whisper Talks Finish

Sounds to me like this would be applicable for a shaker table as well.

The table looks great – I love the doors in the middle. Would love to see pictures of the top when you get it done – the sketch up image makes the top look very intricate.

-- -- Skee from MN

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#2 posted 05-18-2007 05:41 AM

Actually, the top is going to be some sort of slate or ceramic tile with oak edging, and a thin strip of oak down the center as well…

I’ve already read Marc’s write up with the ammonia staining – not really what I’m looking for, and this isn’t quarter sawn oak either – so I’m not 100% sure if this would apply as I haven’t seen any flecks to really bring out in the wood…

Thanks for the heads up though!

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#3 posted 05-18-2007 06:14 AM

That’s quite an extensive project. The work with sketchup is equally impressive.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 05-18-2007 04:56 PM

Nice work … can’t wait to see it when it’s done … GL on the finish!

-- Lip's Dysfuncational Firewood Farm, South Bend, IN

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