Oak and Walnut Table

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Here is an image of a white oak and walnut end table I built for practice. This is the 6th project that I have made. It was made from leftovers in my garage. I used tung oil on the walnut. I used general finishes “pecan” stain on the oak. I put 3 layers of hand rubbed general finishes oil and urethane over the project to help protect it.

Scott Alan in Madison, WI

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#1 posted 08-09-2007 08:41 AM

darn nice “leftovers”

how’d you join it all up?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#2 posted 08-09-2007 10:59 AM

Scott, if this is an example of the work you are doing at the beginning of your woodworking career – you are going to be very impressive. I can’t wait to see your future projects.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 08-09-2007 11:41 AM

oh my. Isn’t this lovely!!!
leftovers… wow

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 08-09-2007 03:29 PM

Very nice work, I love contrasting woods in a project. Joinery??

-- Atelierwoodworks Vaud Switzerland

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Mark A. DeCou

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#5 posted 08-09-2007 05:23 PM

what a nice project. Congrats. What is your next project going to be?

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#6 posted 08-09-2007 05:48 PM

Great combination of woods. The quarter sawn oak really stands out with the walnut.. Nice..

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

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#7 posted 08-09-2007 06:51 PM

Just a beautiful piece of woodworking Scott. Great contrast in wood colors. You had some mighty fine left overs in your garage!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#8 posted 08-10-2007 05:36 AM

Thank you for the very nice comments! I was asked about joinery. The sides and the back are mortise and tenon joined and glued. In addition, from inside the case, I shot a couple 1” nails into each leg, through the tenons. The top is biscuit joined and glued together. The top is secured with metal tabletop clips. The drawer fronts are secured to the sides with sliding dovetail joints and glue. They look good, are strong and I can cut them so much quicker on the table router than doing other joints.

Next project(s). I just finished a step stool for the kids at church to use to reach the drinking fountain. I’ve also just started making a cherry chest of drawers to be auctioned off next year, for a charity that benefits abused and neglected kids.

Thanks again for the kind words.

Scott Alan in Madison

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#9 posted 08-10-2007 09:44 AM

Would you be willing to blog your progress and process on the building of the cherry chest??? I’d be very interested! No pressure, just friendly nudging…

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 08-10-2007 10:24 AM

Hi Scott,

That’s a beautiful table!

Great contrast, design, and proportion!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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