Shaker End Table

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Project by Jim B posted 07-01-2015 05:30 PM 1635 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A project I’ve been wanting to make for a while. Nothing too fancy, I built it for fun and to practice some new techniques. I had never tried dovetails, tapered legs, or a drawer. There’s lots of small imperfections but it was a learning experience.

The wood is cherry, the finish is Arm-R-Seal satin, and the knob is from Lowes. Mortis and tendons for the rails and legs. Only the left and back drawer sides are Maple I messed up on my last bit of Maple so the other side of the drawer is Cherry. I rabbeted the back of the drawer for simplicity. To attach the tops I used Z clips ( ) to allow for movement. They seem to have worked well. I have the plan as a PDF if anyone is interested.

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#1 posted 07-01-2015 07:50 PM

beautiful little table! well done.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 07-01-2015 08:18 PM

A nice well executed table.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#3 posted 07-02-2015 01:12 AM

I always like me a nice little Shaker table! Great job!

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#4 posted 07-02-2015 01:20 AM

One of my favorite projects : ) You did quite well !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 07-02-2015 01:26 AM

Fantastic job!

-- -Dan

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#6 posted 07-02-2015 02:15 AM

Good job on the table, I like the tapered legs.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#7 posted 07-02-2015 05:19 AM

Nice job on the shaker! Thanks for sharing.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#8 posted 07-02-2015 10:15 AM

Nice end table.

-- Woodworking with Limited Tools

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#9 posted 07-02-2015 12:02 PM

Beautiful table, great work. Can’t go wrong with Shaker.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#10 posted 07-02-2015 02:26 PM

This is a nice looking table, Jim.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 03-09-2016 11:26 AM

lookin good!

-- dsb

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