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Craftsman Style End Tables

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Project by TedM posted 1815 days ago 2014 views 9 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Whoa, it’s been so long since I uploaded something…

This is a pair of Craftsman Style End Tables that I recently completed. They’re about 20” X 24” and 24” tall. Made from Red Oak and finished with a Golden Mahogany stain and wipe-on poly.

They are parts 2 and 3 of a 4 piece set. Part 1 is the Craftsman Style Coffee Table that I completed a while ago. The next piece is a matching sofa table.

This was a very rewarding project with several things learned:

To be more critical when choosing the wood for different parts. I believe that with a bit more care I could have matched the grain in the legs better so that, at least for when viewing the front or backs (one of the tables is viewed from both sides), the grain would have been more symmetrical and looked quartered sawn.

Second, still working with symmetry and grain, I should have cut the front top and bottom stretchers and the drawer front from a single piece of wide board. This would have then flowed better as one piece.

Third, the drawers. I’m not completely pleased with them. As all drawers, they should have been dovetailed. When I graduate to a dovetail saw and become competent enough with it I hope to remake them… though probably never will, but the thought gets me through the day. ;)

If interested you can follow the build process on my blog:

  • Craftsman Style End Tables – Part 1
  • Craftsman Style End Tables – Part 2
  • Craftsman Style End Tables – Part 3
  • Craftsman Style End Tables – Done!

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Ben Kahmann

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#1 posted 1814 days ago

Great looking set of tables

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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huff

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#2 posted 1814 days ago

Nice job. We’re always our own worst critic. They look great to me.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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