Small Shaker Table

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Project by ShannonRogers posted 1965 days ago 1733 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little Shaker bedside table for my sister-in-law’s new house. She really like simple clean lines and like painted furniture. With this in mind and a tight deadline, I built this table out of construction grade pine I had floating around the shop. Amazing how nicely this “low quality” lumber finishes up. The drawer is rabbetted with Miller dowells in Walnut for support.

Finish is black paint with 2 topcoats of Polyacrylic and a final rub down with Renaissance Wax. I chose the knob for the Japanese Chrysanthemum motif.

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#1 posted 1965 days ago

Nice bedside table, I love painted shaker furniture.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 1964 days ago


This would make a Shaker jealous!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 1964 days ago

Really nice table. I like this style and have built several similar designs. I never painted any though, and yours looks great!

-- Chris

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#4 posted 1964 days ago

I really like it. Since I am practicing my skills, I’m into using construction grade wood… like, why mess up expensive stuff? Anyway, I’ve had success painting… and your project confirmed that nice looking work will result.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#5 posted 1964 days ago

Nicely done looks great.

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#6 posted 1872 days ago

Very Japanese. Place it against the wall below a nice Hokusai print. Set a small ikebana arrangement on top. Simple and elegant.

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