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Project by DrDirt posted 1888 days ago 1754 views 16 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made these side tables based upon the design in Wood Magazine, though the dimensions are a bit different, and the drawers are dovetailed rather than just rabbeted as the magazine called for.
The finish is 3 coats of waterlox original, brushed on then wiped off. To prevent blotching I sealed it with a 1 pound cut of dewaxes shellac. Bullseye Sealcoat, diluted 1:1 with alcohol.
The color is natural, no stain or dye was used.

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison





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Les Hastings

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#1 posted 1888 days ago

Nice job Dave, great looking tables.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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lew

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#2 posted 1888 days ago

These are great looking little tables!!

I can see a bit of Shaker influence in the tapered legs and the type of top.

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

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#3 posted 1888 days ago

Beautufil side tables. a nice design and good build.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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degoose

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#4 posted 1888 days ago

Sweet project but I too am unsure of the knobs but hey who am I to comment. The finish is fantastic and the use of dovetails that were not in the plan sets this off from the original. Very simple yet elegant.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Tiberius

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#5 posted 1887 days ago

Hi Dave, Lovely tables. I love the simplicity. What kind of wood did you use?

Thanks,
John

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DrDirt

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#6 posted 1887 days ago

Hey John -
The tables are cherry -

As for the knobs – certainly some chin scratching there, most of the hardware in the house is the antique bronze coloring. I think in keeping more shaker, a turned cherry knob (facegrain) may have a bit better continuity.
Hey this is why we post stuff – get others thoughts, since after working on it for a while, we can get a little too close to our work and miss the forest for the trees.

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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elin

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#7 posted 1887 days ago

Hi Dave, very classic, simple, timeless design. I like that.
Thanks, Elin

-- "Always keep your pencil sharp and ready"

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Jim

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#8 posted 1886 days ago

Nice job Dave. I really like this design. Have to make a couple for my daughter. I have Wood magazine but I don’t recall which issue this was. Can you tell me? Save me some digging. Thanks.

-- Jim, www.greenteawoodworking.com

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DrDirt

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#9 posted 1886 days ago

Jim it is in issue 187 from November 2008

Cheers

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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dorran

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#10 posted 1839 days ago

I like the apron curves. It makes the tables look less boxy without distracting from the beautiful grain. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#11 posted 1821 days ago

Those are some beautiful tables.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#12 posted 1607 days ago

Perfect tables !! : )

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

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