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Side Table - Cherry & Padauk

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Project by Jon Hobbs posted 06-21-2016 09:20 PM 775 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was completed as part of a class taught by local legend Glenn Bennett. Sadly, Glenn has since passed, having lost a battle with cancer. Glenn had been a professional woodworker for 50+ years and was 1 of only 2 internationally certified master craftsman in the US. He was very generous and active in sharing his considerable knowledge and skill with many, many Kansas City area woodworkers.

On to the piece itself…

Designed in a Shaker style and constructed out of cherry, padauk, maple and walnut. Legs are tapered, drawer is constructed with half-blind dovetails and pegged rabbet joinery. Legs are joined to aprons using dowels. Legs, aprons and drawer are finished in oil and shellac. Top is finished in oil, shellac, and several coats of wipe-on poly.

-- Jon -- Just a Minnesota kid hanging out in Kansas





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#1 posted 06-22-2016 12:29 AM

really nice little table
love the simplicity and the color

-- Greg Simon

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#2 posted 06-22-2016 04:40 AM

It’s beautiful. I have to admit to this being my first time with the “pegged rabbet joinery.” I’m going to have to read up on that a bit. I see your pegs are walnut – did you make the dowels? I’m not sure you can ever go wrong with shaker style.

Thanks for sharing.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#3 posted 06-22-2016 02:07 PM

Nice simple design well done.

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#4 posted 06-22-2016 02:19 PM

Big fan of contrasting woods on shaker pieces. The half-blinds on the drawer look great, and the walnut pegs in the back are a nice touch. The drawer alone is a piece worthy of some admiration.

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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#5 posted 06-22-2016 04:41 PM

Thanks for the feedback everybody!

-- Jon -- Just a Minnesota kid hanging out in Kansas

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#6 posted 06-22-2016 04:48 PM


It s beautiful. I have to admit to this being my first time with the “pegged rabbet joinery.” I m going to have to read up on that a bit. I see your pegs are walnut – did you make the dowels?

Thanks Betsy! The drawer sides were rabbeted along the inside of their back edges. The drawer back was then glued into the rabbets. Then holes drilled through the sides into the endgrain of the back. The holes were sized to accommodate the walnut dowels which were glued in place, trimmed flush, then sanded.

It’s been a few years, but I believe the dowel stock for both the apron-to-leg joinery as well as the drawer sides were provided by the instructor. I believe we had to size them, however, by pounding them through a hole in a steel plate.

-- Jon -- Just a Minnesota kid hanging out in Kansas

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#7 posted 06-22-2016 04:56 PM


Big fan of contrasting woods on shaker pieces. The half-blinds on the drawer look great, and the walnut pegs in the back are a nice touch. The drawer alone is a piece worthy of some admiration.

Thanks Dustin. The contrasting drawer front was a happy ending to a significant screw-up. The original design called for the front apron and the drawer front to be grain-matched by cutting all the pieces out of a single board. I somehow managed to mangle the original, matching drawer front. I knew another piece of cherry wasn’t going to match the apron very well. I figured if the new drawer front wasn’t going to match, let’s make it REALLY not match! I’m very happy with the way it turned out.

-- Jon -- Just a Minnesota kid hanging out in Kansas

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#8 posted 06-22-2016 06:56 PM

I like this table also, Jon. Nice work. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

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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#9 posted 06-22-2016 07:26 PM

I don’t like it at all. Send it to me I’ll fix it for ya and put it in my living room to save you from the embarrassment.

Just messing around very nice piece. Welcome to LJ

Bill

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#10 posted 06-22-2016 08:22 PM

nice job

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Jon Hobbs

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#11 posted 06-22-2016 09:22 PM


I don t like it at all. Send it to me I ll fix it for ya and put it in my living room to save you from the embarrassment.

LOL :) Wish I could. Sadly, the ex got custody….

Jon

-- Jon -- Just a Minnesota kid hanging out in Kansas

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Jon Hobbs

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#12 posted 06-22-2016 09:23 PM

Thanks Charles and David!

-- Jon -- Just a Minnesota kid hanging out in Kansas

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#13 posted 06-22-2016 09:39 PM

Well things come and thing go. None faster then when the “ex” empties the house Sorry for your loss

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#14 posted 06-23-2016 05:40 AM

Beautiful combination of woods. I like dowel and dovetail details on drawer.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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