Walnut End Table

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Project by jwicks posted 07-29-2009 12:29 AM 4891 views 18 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This end table was a lot of fun to build. I bought the plans a few years ago when I visited Homestead Heritage. It’s a very pretty place and was fun to visit. Someday I’d love to take a woodworking class there.

While we were walking around and looking at the woodworking shop, we ran into Paul Sellers who was teaching a class. He was very friendly and even gave us a demonstration of how to taper the table legs with a handsaw and a plane like he does in the class (it was the lunch break for the class, and they were making this table).

The finish is Watco’s natural danish oil and then 3 coats of GF’s Arm-R-Seal Satin on the top (2 on the legs/aprons). I finally kept track of the total time spent on a project, this one came out at ~17hrs.

-- Jon

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#1 posted 07-29-2009 12:31 AM

Very Nice!!

I like the simplicity of the design. It reminds me of a Shaker piece.

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

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#2 posted 07-29-2009 12:53 AM

Nice table, love the way beautiful wood makes a simple design stand out.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#3 posted 07-29-2009 12:58 AM

That design and woodgrain make it a little work of art.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#4 posted 07-29-2009 02:19 AM

Nice end table, love walnut

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#5 posted 07-29-2009 02:46 AM

Beautifully made table. I love the wood-grain!

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#6 posted 07-29-2009 02:59 AM

I agree with what everyone has said…beautiful little table. And while the wood grain is GREAT…I like the way you worked with the wood grain.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#7 posted 07-29-2009 03:04 AM

Beautiful table, beautiful wood. Great job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 07-29-2009 03:25 AM

Nice job on the table. The walnut really makes it and the finish looks great.

-- John @

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#9 posted 07-29-2009 04:01 AM

Beautiful and simple.

-- "Preach the gospel always. If necessary use words" -St Francis of Assisi

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#10 posted 07-29-2009 04:14 AM

Very Beautiful Table, Excellent Job done, beautiful wood used and finished great ATTA BOY AAAA ++++

-- Mark, Katy, Texas, Did they give Noah a hardtime about the wood boat in his driveway

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#11 posted 07-29-2009 04:17 AM

Nice looking table.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#12 posted 07-29-2009 05:01 AM

Simple beautiful. Very good build.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#13 posted 07-29-2009 05:25 AM

wow great table super and wood

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 07-29-2009 05:51 AM

Simply wonderful table : ) Fantastic Walnut color and grain !

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

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#15 posted 07-29-2009 08:59 AM

I sure like the walnut, it’s a nice looking table. Job, well done

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