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Project by Rick M posted 11-21-2015 02:19 AM 1705 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Replica of a Shaker sewing desk. Well almost, it’s supposed to have a small drawer which I never made and the edge profile is wrong for Shaker. The leg has a tenon and each foot has half the mortise, they are fit together and pegged. The stretcher, battens, and legs all interlock. This was in a book and with a sketch of the size and construction details. I redrew it to scale and printed full size patterns for the legs and feet. I searched through a lot of walnut to find the legs and you can see there is some quilting near the top.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/





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#1 posted 11-21-2015 03:51 AM

That’s a very elegant looking table. You did a fine job on it.

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#2 posted 11-21-2015 05:43 AM

Time well spent – the grain on the legs looks great. I love quilting in walnut.

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#3 posted 11-21-2015 01:51 PM

Looks real good Rick. Nice job

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#4 posted 11-21-2015 02:38 PM

I like it. Looks great.

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#5 posted 11-21-2015 03:33 PM

that’s a fine looking table!
Nice joinery and wood selection.

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#6 posted 11-21-2015 03:59 PM

beautiful the way the grain matches

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#7 posted 11-21-2015 04:16 PM

Really nice project.

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#8 posted 11-21-2015 05:39 PM

Very nicely done. Congratulations.

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#9 posted 11-21-2015 09:11 PM

Thanks everyone. Woodworkers seem to like it but non-woodworkers don’t seem impressed at all.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#10 posted 11-22-2015 06:37 AM

Well done, looks fantastic, love the wood choice

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#11 posted 11-23-2015 05:52 AM

Looks nice. And my wife is a non-woodworker and she really liked it. ;)

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#12 posted 12-04-2015 01:10 PM

Nicely done. Looks top notch

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#13 posted 04-16-2016 02:39 AM

Magnificent! You’ve certainly done yourself proud in lumber selection and grain matching/direction. Just plain wonderful.

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#14 posted 04-16-2016 06:19 PM

Thank you. My wife said I was being wasteful because I cut the legs from the center of a 9” wide walnut board. I told her the point wasn’t to conserve wood but highlight the beauty of the walnut. And all the scraps are used on smaller projects so very little waste actually.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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