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Project by JimChrisawn posted 03-25-2016 10:38 PM 740 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little over a year ago we moved into a new home. The entryway needed a table but nothing very wide would work. We couldn’t find anything that fit the space, so at the request of my dear wife the build began. This table is made with all hand tools and motise and tenon joints. The wood was rough sawn red oak. It was all sized and hand planed to four square and the table was assembled without crews but only Titebond 3 and nice tight joints. It was sanded through 600 grit and finished with wipe on poly. It was a fun project and fits the space quite nicely. The top measures 46” wide and 11” deep. Two functional drawers make a nice place to put the truck keys when I come in. Of course more than that fins its way in.

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LeftyBayside

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#1 posted 03-26-2016 03:16 AM

That’s an extremely attractive table. Well done! Your design? How did you join the lower shelf to the legs? I can appreciate the all hand tool aspect of this project as that’ s where I’m at, and a novice as well.
Lefty

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JimChrisawn

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#2 posted 03-26-2016 04:39 AM


That s an extremely attractive table. Well done! Your design? How did you join the lower shelf to the legs? I can appreciate the all hand tool aspect of this project as that s where I m at, and a novice as well.
Lefty

- LeftyBayside


Thank you Lefty! It was a nice simple and fun project, but with hand tools a bit of labor involved.
The design was inspired by a table my grandmother had in her hallway as I remembered it as a kid. The size was actually determined by the space we had to fit it into. Fastening the bottom shelf was done with 1/4” thick by 1” wide rectangle oak slats mortised into the shelf as well as the stretchers, same for the top. I looked through my photos and couldn’t find a picture of that part of the build, but they were really simple, but hard to explain without pictures. The stretchers are M&T with through M&T for the center stretcher. I used mahogany wedges for the through tenons.

-- YouTube-Rock Springs Woodturner Always remember it's better to be seen than viewed!

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oldrivers

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#3 posted 03-26-2016 11:46 AM

Very nice build congratulations!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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