Oak End Tables

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Project by Gator posted 1830 days ago 1445 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built these from a set of magazine plans. They are red oak with an oil base stain, and then 5 coats of clear semi-gloss poly on the shelf and tops with 3 coats on the legs and aprons, top coated with paste wax, hand rubbed. This project tested me a few times, but all in all, I am happy with the way it tuned out.
Now I have to build the coffee table to match.

-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#1 posted 1830 days ago

Cool. Love the bookmatched top, and I’m not even an oak fan. Is the top solid? Thanks for posting.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#2 posted 1830 days ago

Yes the bookmatching part caught my one good eye :) Kol…But it looks good, excellent execution.. darn good job, thanx for the post..

Be well, God Bless

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#3 posted 1830 days ago

I’m with the rest of the gang like that bbok matched top and shelf. Nice tables

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1829 days ago

Thanks guys.. the tops are not solid.. they are 3/4 plywood.. with a 2 inch band of oak around the outside, but the plywood had some nice patterns in it that I was able to take advantage of. I offset the shelf pattern on both tables, as the coffee table that matches these has the top split up into 3 sections, all running at a different angle.. gives it a neat look, rather than all one long grain.
Thanks for looking..


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#5 posted 1829 days ago

Beautiful oak table. The top is textbook design strategy. Gorgeous.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 1829 days ago

Very nice. The grain in the plywood, with the book end match is really sharp.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#7 posted 1654 days ago

Nice end table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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