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Project by Sunstealer73 posted 09-20-2015 07:22 PM 771 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife’s cousin is getting married and I made them a set of tables for their living room as a wedding gift. Everything is made out of solid cherry. I used some plans to get rough dimensions, but drew the rest out myself. I went for a “mission” look, but not 100% mission style. The bases are all mortise-and-tenon construction. For finish, I did a coat of Watco Natural Danish Oil, let that cure for 72 hours, then a coat of Sealcoat shellac, followed by 3-5 coats of Watco Wipe-On Poly (the top got 5, the rest got 3). The Danish Oil really brought out the figure and the poly should provide a durable surface. Both should let the cherry darken naturally as it ages.





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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#1 posted 09-20-2015 07:52 PM

Looks great! What is the shelf underneath the large table for?

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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johnstoneb

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#2 posted 09-20-2015 07:59 PM

Everything looks great and as that cherry darkens it is just going to get better.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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Sunstealer73

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#3 posted 09-20-2015 10:05 PM



Looks great! What is the shelf underneath the large table for?

- kaerlighedsbamsen


Nothing in particular, just a shelf. I’d probably put woodworking magazines and catalogs on it if it were mine!

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#4 posted 09-21-2015 10:46 AM

That is QUITE a wedding gift !! The semi-mission style should work with most decors

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#5 posted 09-21-2015 06:23 PM

Those look really nice. how did you attach the shelf and end slats?

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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Sunstealer73

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#6 posted 09-21-2015 11:38 PM



Those look really nice. how did you attach the shelf and end slats?

- duckmilk

I used hidden screws for the bottom shelves. The vertical slats are screwed to the rails using some nice brass screws. I debated about mortising everything, but was in a time crunch.

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