Oak end table/display case

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Project by ravensrock posted 09-11-2015 01:21 AM 1932 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last year my brother-in-law wondered if I could build him an end table that would also serve as a display case for his antique bear trap. I’ve been woodworking a few years but never designed anything from scratch this extensive. It took a bit of planning because I wanted to make the glass panels accessible in case one was broken and needed replaced. The glass fits in grooves and the top screwed on so it can be removed if needed to get to the glass.

It’s made of red oak that he got a good deal on, stained with GF Salem and finished with several coats of satin Arm-R-Seal. It took several months of weekends but I was pleased with how it turned out. Two of the pictures show it in its new home.

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#1 posted 09-11-2015 02:08 AM

You should be pleased with your end table. It’s a really nice piece of furniture.

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#2 posted 09-11-2015 02:10 AM

The images with the bear trap inside is very impressive. I like the design and finish of this project.

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#3 posted 09-11-2015 02:28 AM

Great job, I was wonderig about the glass panels as I looked at the pics first. Well thought out.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 09-11-2015 04:31 PM

Very unique piece. Nice proportions and nicely executed.

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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