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Project by Rick M posted 11-21-2015 02:19 AM 1743 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. Made from the sketch in John Shea’s book. 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. The foot and leg appear different colors in the photo but they are the same in real life, quirk of using natural light.

-- 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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Rick M

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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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