Hall Tables

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Project by Jestgr posted 11-02-2009 06:05 PM 1332 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two more very simple projects to serve purposes in our home. Both tables have aprons that are mortise and tenon jointed to the legs, which are just simple 2×2 stock spindle legs. The first table has a top that opens to reveal storage space for things that we like to leave by the front door for easy access on the way in or out. The original idea for the table with storage was to provide a place for all of our items that need charging to sit without having cords all over the house. I couldn’t quite get my work to turn out properly to provide good cord management, so it’s turned into just basic storage. Both were built with my (so far) very basic set of tools.

-- Jeff in Corpus Christi, TX

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#1 posted 11-02-2009 07:39 PM

These are more nice projects, Jeff. They look like they are made from pine to me. Pine can be a challenge to stain and finish but it looks like you did a pretty good job to me. Again this style of furniture is the type that I personally like to see.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 11-03-2009 02:21 AM

Nice work, Jeff.

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#3 posted 11-03-2009 04:39 PM

These are actually made from poplar. I used a wood conditioner before finishing, but it still ended up a bit splotchy. As a result, I think I have decided to use mostly gel stains in the future, and also have been looking at rubbed oil finishes. Unfortunately, here in Meridian there are no places to get carpentry-specific things like varnish flakes or rottenstone. Luckily, I’ll be moving soon.

-- Jeff in Corpus Christi, TX

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