End Table

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Project by bencoach posted 03-17-2009 08:23 PM 1367 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having some leftover lumber from the chest I recently completed, I wanted to keep building, so I decided to make an end table. I was initially going to make a solid shelf on the bottom, but my materials came up just short and I couldn’t afford to buy more lumber so I chose to use slats for the bottom shelf. The only thing more primitive than my skills is my experience right now, so pocket screws and biscuits for the joinery. This is the final product, simple and sturdy (hopefully!) I hope to utilize mortise and tenon work in the future after seeing everyone’s beautiful work on LJ’s.
Thanks for looking!

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View CharlieM1958's profile


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#1 posted 03-17-2009 09:01 PM

Excellent job….. no need to apologize for anything about this table!

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

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#2 posted 03-17-2009 11:00 PM

Great job! I like it alot!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#3 posted 03-18-2009 04:34 AM

I like it. Thank you for the slat shelf idea. I shall copy that on a table I’m finishing. You do not need to apologize for your work. Keep at it.
Ralph—oh wooden eye

-- Woodeneye, Michigan,

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#4 posted 03-18-2009 09:48 PM

Looks great. Out of curiosity, how did you affix the table top to the legs and skirt? I am going to be making a similar nightstand and I want to try some new things.

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#5 posted 03-18-2009 10:15 PM

Thanks for the kind words everyone! Tarheel, I used some table-top fasteners from Rockler (they look like two washers fused together) and recessed them into the skirt with a forstener bit to allow for some expansion movement. They come in a package of 8 for about 3 bucks, not a bad deal.

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#6 posted 03-21-2009 01:31 AM

Nice little end table.

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#7 posted 03-21-2009 02:04 AM

No apologies needed, you did a fine job on that table!

-- John, co-owner Sawdust 'n Stitches

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