Stickley Console Table

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Project by David posted 10-06-2009 03:04 AM 4105 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first and perhaps last commission piece. Its a reproduction Stickley console table done in cherry. Hand cut dovetails and M&T joints. I sanded it down to 200 grit and then finished it with 4 coats of wiping varnish which consists of 1/3 tung oil, 1/3 poly and 1/3 paint thinner. I then let it cure for a month, buffed it down with grade #0000 steel wool and then applied 2 coats of Miniwax Paste Wax until I got a nice sheen. I’m happy with the project, although I must admit it took me longer than expected. For the money I’m getting I would have rather given it to a friend or family member, but a deal is a deal and the money will be put to good use to purchase a much needed band saw! Any and all comments are always welcome and appreciated.


-- dcutter

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#1 posted 10-06-2009 04:20 AM

nice work. as for the amount of time vs money most of us have been there and done that.

-- jerryw-wva.

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#2 posted 10-06-2009 04:41 AM

Looks super david. It takes time to work out what to charge.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 10-06-2009 04:49 AM

Nice work, David.

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#4 posted 10-06-2009 05:14 AM

Looks to be a very well crafted reproduction. Great work.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 10-06-2009 05:31 AM

Looks great. Money is over-rated.

-- MW |

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#6 posted 10-06-2009 07:29 AM

I feel your pain dude! Take comfort that you created a beautiful heirloom piece.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#7 posted 10-06-2009 07:42 AM

Very nicely built table.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 10-06-2009 12:18 PM

Nice project! What are the dimensions of the table or do you know what the catalogue number for the piece? Quality work takes time.

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#9 posted 10-06-2009 12:33 PM

That is a VERY nice table David. I am in the same situation about pricing a project. If I price it out like it should be with the labor that I put in it, I am sure they could go out and buy a production piece for less. But this will be a custom piece of furinture made to their specification. Currently being laid off from my regular job I really, really need the work.
But anyway you did a very nice job on the table.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#10 posted 10-06-2009 02:47 PM

here’s a link to the Stickley web-site that I got the dimensions for the table from:

I pretty much just approximated from there on the rest.

thanks for the nice comments!

-- dcutter

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#11 posted 10-07-2009 02:34 PM

Very nice piece. I am working on some Stickley/ Greene and Greene furniture myself right now. I am trying to build a bedroom suite for my daughter.

-- We are the people our parents warned us about.

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