Hall Table

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Project by Reddial posted 05-02-2016 10:57 PM 1243 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my Greene & Greene inspired Hall Table. It is crafted from cherry with ebony highlights. The table top and lower shelf have breadboard ends to maintain flatness and facilitate seasonal wood movement. I used the 3-screw method. No glue.

The primary joinery is mortise and tenon. All glued and pinned. The only exception are the two drawers. Drawer fronts are joined the sides using G&G oversized finger joint that are left about 1/16” proud. These too are glued and pinned. Drawer sides are joined to the backs with dado and pins. The entire drawer is solid cherry, even the bottom. The bottom is left loose to facilitate wood movement.

No hardware was used on this project (except 10 screws).

There are over 60 pieces of ebony. The ebony was the most tedious. All the pins are 3/8” round, so each of those holes had to be fitted with a square, domed ebony plug.
It is finished with 3 coats of General Arm-R-Seal.
Can’t wait for the cherry to darken.

-- Darrel..."The biggest threat to 'good' is 'better'.

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#1 posted 05-02-2016 11:40 PM

Very, very nice
I don’t really care for the ebony but it does accentuate considerably

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 05-03-2016 12:38 AM

Beautiful job on this. Love the joinery that you accomplished. A truly lovely piece and it looks great in your home.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 05-03-2016 03:57 PM

Thanks for posting some build details. When I saw the first pic I thought you hadn’t put the pulls on yet. Then I saw the next pic. I haven’t seen that style much but I like it. Great job!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#4 posted 05-03-2016 05:26 PM

Looks great, I bet it was a lot of work.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#5 posted 05-04-2016 12:11 PM

Nice piece! Love the joinery.

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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#6 posted 05-04-2016 10:38 PM

love this table and the joinery

-- Greg Simon

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#7 posted 05-05-2016 12:54 AM

Very nice. Really digging the G&G style.

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

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#8 posted 05-06-2016 04:27 PM

I would like to understand the dado and pins joinery you used on the drawers better. Do you or anybody have a reference I could take a look at? I am building several nightstands and would like to use something like this on the next iteration rather than drawer slides.

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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