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Project by bandit571 posted 07-31-2015 03:19 PM 1515 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Boss wanted an enclosed End Table. Had a pile of white oak planks, both in 7/8” and 1/2” thicknesses.
Frame & Raised panel construction. While a router table did make all the grooves for the panels, the raised edges on the panels were done with just hand planes. White knob was in the “spares” box.

No finish on this at the moment, having a “discussion” about the use of paint ( yuck!!) of a normal finish. door was made with bridel joints, and a small raised panel. Steel “Bright” hinges.

Router also did the edge treatments as i don’t have the right molding planes….yet.
Floor is just a couple thin oak planks, I didn’t have enough plywood on hand.
Fun little project, maybe a week to do.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use





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CFrye

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#1 posted 07-31-2015 03:31 PM

Very nice table, Bandit. Hope the paint gets lost and you’re forced to use some BLO or something.
;-)

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 07-31-2015 04:14 PM

Looks good from here….
with or without paint!!! ;^)
If the boss is happy….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 07-31-2015 04:16 PM

Nice work. My Boss would want distressed paint too.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#4 posted 07-31-2015 09:56 PM

You make it look easy. Really great end results. As far as paint, tell her I said NO! Painting that would be just plain wrong. If she still wants it painted, she can call me … my wife would agree with me on this one.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#5 posted 08-01-2015 12:03 AM

Im going to be odd ball. Distressed paint will make that cabinet look even better than it is. That style of building goes well with distressed paint look.
Sorry !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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lightcs1776

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#6 posted 08-01-2015 12:08 AM

Yep, Canadian Chips, you are the odd ball. However, I have been the odd ball plenty enough before, so it may be a badge of honor.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#7 posted 08-01-2015 12:27 AM

Wonderful end table. No paint!

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#8 posted 08-01-2015 12:35 AM

Nice work Bandit!!!
cant wait to see it with a finish on it.

-- Putty

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#9 posted 08-01-2015 01:56 AM

Tell the boss no paint.

-- If your not supposed to have hair on your face......why does it grow their

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#10 posted 08-01-2015 02:32 AM

Get in there and tell her that half a dozen random people on the internet said don’t paint it… see if that’ll change her mind…

The table looks great. I love it.

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#11 posted 08-01-2015 03:21 PM

Bandit it came out great ,see that one cell sketch-up is still working well, nice table build

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#12 posted 08-01-2015 03:31 PM

If worst comes to worst, maybe she’ll settle for pickling/ whitewashing it.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#13 posted 08-01-2015 03:59 PM

Got her to thinking about a gray-toned stain. Then I can top coat it.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#14 posted 08-01-2015 05:09 PM

I have to agree with those that suggested a distressed paint job.

Many years ago my brother, in Montana, built a night stand out of old/recycled wood. He thought about a finish for quite some time and decided to go the paint and distressed look. It turned out to be a very beautiful piece!

For myself, I cannot get a decent distressed look because I want my finished project to look as if it was just built and in perfect condition. But that is just me.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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