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Project by WoodWasterd posted 04-28-2016 04:19 PM 1533 views 17 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

those of you who watch TV on saturday mornings (might be afternoons in your area) will recognize this piece (woodsmithshop season 9, greene & greene hall table). this was to be an xmas gift and proved too large to be used as an entry/hall table. a couple of the g&g style embellishments were left off due to a time crunch.

done in mahogany and curly maple. i ordered a piece of ebony for the drawer pulls. when it didn’t arrive as promptly as expected a piece of mahogany stained black was substituted. drawers slide on nylon tape which is almost toooo frictionless.

were i to do it again i would probably substitute 1” tenons w/ a false tenon exiting in place of the full length tenons. not sure the mass or intended use justifies 3.5” tenons for strength.

finished with stain, shellac, & minwax spray can poly. stain was an eyeballed mix of leftovers from previous projects i found lying around the garage (orange, cordova, ebony, dark mahogany).





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 04-28-2016 04:34 PM

Truly a beautiful piece. Congratulations on a great job.

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#2 posted 04-28-2016 04:34 PM

nice!!

-- bill

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#3 posted 04-28-2016 06:49 PM

I think your version looks better than the Woodsmith shop creation. For some reason the table they always show on their ‘big screen’ looks like they painted it with bright red latex.

What color stain did you use?

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#4 posted 04-28-2016 06:58 PM

Beautiful and specific style and patterns in all details. This handle looks great in same style as rest of the table.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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JimYoung

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#5 posted 04-28-2016 11:38 PM

Lots of nice design elements on this piece. I really like the drawer handles.

Well done.

-- -Jim, "Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law." -- Solon

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#6 posted 04-28-2016 11:47 PM

Well this table certainly turned out well! I like your staining choices better than on the show, also—their’s was way too red!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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drewpy

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#7 posted 04-29-2016 02:16 AM

This is a stunning piece with a great design. Great job!

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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DonB

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#8 posted 04-29-2016 12:38 PM

I believe I agree with all of the comments, especially that your table looks much better than the one in the picture in the mag. Your choice of wood and stain really does the trick. Well done.

-- DonB

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#9 posted 04-29-2016 01:00 PM

Beautiful! Well done.

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#10 posted 04-29-2016 01:38 PM

This table is beautifully done and I love the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#11 posted 04-29-2016 01:54 PM

looks great i like the handles

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bushmaster

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#12 posted 04-29-2016 02:34 PM

earlier had been checking projects and he thought passed my mind, that is a no. 1 project. Very nice work.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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ravensrock

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#13 posted 04-29-2016 04:19 PM

Very nice piece all around. I like the lower shelf and rail design. Great job!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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bobasaurus

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#14 posted 04-29-2016 09:02 PM

That is a beautiful table. Your finishing job is great, too. I’ve been trying to finish a large table top recently and it gives me nothing but headaches, so I’m impressed.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#15 posted 04-30-2016 11:04 AM

Terrific job! I’m a huge G&G fan.

-- Dale

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