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Shaker style table, benches and sideboard

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Project by jeh412 posted 03-01-2009 12:31 AM 2067 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Shaker style table from Popular Woodworking magazine plan. I designed the benches based on the table and also designed the sideboard. Sideboard legs are from Matthew Burak (www.tablelegs.com). The tops of all pieces are cherry and the bases are painted/antiqued poplar.

-- John, co-owner Sawdust 'n Stitches





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kiwi1969

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#1 posted 03-01-2009 12:44 AM

I have a similar project on my to do list. The breadboard ends look like a bit of a challenge. Nice job

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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RobH

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#2 posted 03-01-2009 01:14 AM

Great work. Shaker is my favorite style. I love the colors.

Keep up the great work, and keep sharing it with us.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 03-01-2009 01:40 AM

Nice work, I am a Shaker man myself.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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jeh412

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#4 posted 03-01-2009 02:20 AM

Thanks, everyone.

Kiwi, the breadboard ends aren’t too hard. I’ll have to look for a pic that shows the jig I use to rout the ends. It’s really quite simple—the jig, that is—although cutting the ends isn’t hard, either.

-- John, co-owner Sawdust 'n Stitches

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#5 posted 03-01-2009 04:35 AM

Hay that is a Great Lookin Table

-- Jim, Kentucky

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kiwi1969

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#6 posted 03-01-2009 08:28 AM

John I can honestly say in my entire career I have never done breadboard ends, I guess customers never asked for them, and now I use handtools only i,ve just made it harder for myself to try it. But what the hell, I.ll give it a go anyway.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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jeh412

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#7 posted 03-01-2009 02:10 PM

Here’s the simple jig I use for cutting breadboard ends:

From PICTURES

The depth of the breadboard rabbett is marked and the jig is offset to account for the baseplate to bit distance on the router. I used a straight cutting bit. It would be simpler with a dado bit with top-mounted bearing since the base offset wouldn’t come into account.

-- John, co-owner Sawdust 'n Stitches

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#8 posted 03-01-2009 10:22 PM

Beautiful work. I’m really attracted to the simple Shaker style. Thanks for sharing your tips with us!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#9 posted 03-02-2009 09:58 PM

Those turned out quite nice, thanks for sharing.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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