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Cherry Bedside Table

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Project by douglbe posted 09-28-2009 10:27 PM 1571 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this table for my daughter and new grandson. It is made from a cherry tree I had to cut down in the back yard a couple of years ago. Beautiful lumber, I wish the tree had been larger; I got about 60 bd ft from it. Anyhow, nothing too fancy here, I used mortise and tenon joinery on the legs and aprons, rabbet and dado joints on the drawer, and I attached the top to the top two drawer guides with screws, using over sized shank holes to allow for wood movement. The table is 24”X14’X18” and I finished it with 8 coats of wipe on poly.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan





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SPalm

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#1 posted 09-28-2009 10:56 PM

Nice looking table. Good Job.
Nice looking wood. We all want more of that.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Kindlingmaker

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#2 posted 09-28-2009 11:00 PM

It’s a beautiful table with clean lines and a wonderful finish. I think its extra special that it was a tree you were growing, harvasted and made this nice piece for the next two generations.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 09-29-2009 12:39 AM

Great looking Table. I can see why you wanted more of that wood.

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#4 posted 09-29-2009 12:46 AM

Nice bedside table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Mike Auclair

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#5 posted 09-29-2009 02:20 AM

That is one sweet table. Nice Job.

-- Measure it with a micrometer - Mark it with a piece of chalk - Cut it with an Axe

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dubsaloon

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#6 posted 01-21-2011 04:59 AM

Nice solid table. Great finish.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#7 posted 12-30-2012 01:00 PM

wow! What you call “nothing fancy ” is inspiring to me. Thanks for posting your work.

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#8 posted 12-30-2012 05:50 PM

This is a nice clean end table.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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