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Project by GuitarFreak posted 05-23-2007 03:55 AM 3224 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When we went to select the wood that I wanted for my table we looked at a lot of woods that dad had in the shop. I was looking for something that I’d like in my room. I selected ”Yellow Birch”. It was a nice pink color but it had lots of grain visible. And there was some color variations in the plank.

We were trying to keep to dad’s sub series of ”The uniqueness of Woods”. We wanted all woods with a clear finish and no stains. This table allowed me to do that. The pegs are African Blackwood.

Other projects in this series are Karson's Twins Holly and Popular, Dave's Cherry Table, and Karson’s Goncalo Alves The final one is my sister Karries Curly Beech

The cutouts were made with the jig shown in dad’s blog

My blog on the construction of this table

This is a picture of all of the shelf supports. Mine is the third one from the bottom

The mortise and tenons for the breadboard ends.

Here are the shelf boards for the six tables. Mine is middle left

Additional pictures are here
Additional pictures for all of the tables are here On the right are the sets of tables pictures.

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#1 posted 05-23-2007 04:22 AM

Be proud of your table Dan. You did a great job.


-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 05-23-2007 04:26 AM

That’s just awesome!

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

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#3 posted 05-23-2007 04:27 AM

Great picture of the breadboarding and table. You should be proud and you’ve got a great teacher to learn from. Pass on the knowledge, Karson!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 05-23-2007 09:15 AM

Beautiful table GF…...have you tried making a Guitar?

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#5 posted 05-23-2007 12:26 PM

how wonderful!!!!! Well done.

The photographer in me wants to spend some time with the shelf supports.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 05-23-2007 03:30 PM


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 05-23-2007 06:06 PM

Hey Guitar Freak. Super table, Dan. You did a great job. Thanks for the link to the other pictures.

Keep smiling – - it makes people wonder what you are doing

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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#8 posted 05-24-2007 10:11 PM


-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#9 posted 05-25-2007 06:22 AM

Nice! Great bunch of tables… great craftsmanship.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#10 posted 05-30-2011 07:54 PM

Great table

-- Mo... For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. ~ "Eleanor Everet" -

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