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Cherry End Table-American Bungalow Style

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Project by Pezking7p posted 07-25-2016 12:58 AM 1178 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second to last piece of living room case work. It started with a copy of Thos. Moser’s American Bungalow Occasional Table, and I have expanded from there with an entertainment center, end table (shown) and a coffee table (coming this week). I have tried to carry the arts and crafts with Asian flare through all my pieces here, with reverse tapered legs and a profile that generally resembles a Japanese torii.

The primary wood is cherry, with poplar for secondary wood. I’ve finished with arm-r-seal and wax, with I think is very nice to run your hand across.

Some of the construction of this piece is unconventional. I wish I had built it as a frame and panel case, but I couldn’t figure out how to get the reveals I wanted that way. It turned out fine and it’s quite sturdy anyway. Web frames are sort of slotted into the legs. I did this with a mortiser and hand chisels.

The legs have tenons on top that go up through the cross braces to hold everything together. The panels are book matched (poorly).

A lot of clamps for this glue up:

Dovetails are cut by hand using a dovetail guide and nearly all the final surfaces are finished with hand tools. I got pretty good at sharpening my card scrapers.


Cheers.

-- -Dan





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#1 posted 07-25-2016 01:07 AM

Looks great—I like the top portion of the cabinet and the tapered legs!

-- Dean

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#2 posted 07-25-2016 01:56 AM

Oh my, those turned out great. Very nice design and details.

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#3 posted 07-25-2016 01:44 PM

nice table

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Pezking7p

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#4 posted 07-25-2016 01:50 PM

Thanks for the nice words, fellows.

-- -Dan

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#5 posted 07-25-2016 02:04 PM

If I was your wife, I’d be giving out handies right now. Good stuff.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#6 posted 07-25-2016 02:19 PM

Great job Dan!

I really like the personal touches like the hand cut DTs and the character of the top with the knot and Dutchman.

(The overall design is pretty cool too!)

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#7 posted 07-25-2016 02:48 PM

It came out fantastic Pez!

-- ~Tony

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#8 posted 07-25-2016 03:06 PM

Those look awesome, Pez. I love that you emfasized the knot. Mad props

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#9 posted 07-25-2016 05:11 PM

We have a dining room set, bar chairs, a bed, and a couple of nightstands from Thomas Moser. One of these days I need to build a matching dresser for the bed and nightstands as well as a tall game table for the bar stools.

Your version was immediately recognizable as Thomas Moser, even before I opened it. I think you definitely matched the style. BTW – there is a book of his shop drawing out there if you are building more. It has a fair amount of detail that might help clear up some of the construction details.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#10 posted 07-25-2016 06:04 PM

Right on Pez. This came out wonderful bro. Ill double down on fridge’s comment.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Pezking7p

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#11 posted 07-25-2016 08:16 PM



We have a dining room set, bar chairs, a bed, and a couple of nightstands from Thomas Moser. One of these days I need to build a matching dresser for the bed and nightstands as well as a tall game table for the bar stools.

Your version was immediately recognizable as Thomas Moser, even before I opened it. I think you definitely matched the style. BTW – there is a book of his shop drawing out there if you are building more. It has a fair amount of detail that might help clear up some of the construction details.

- EarlS


This is probably one of the most flattering compliments I’ve ever received, thank you! I’ll have to check out that book. I’ve seen it around before but passed it over for his shaker furniture book.

Sounds like you have a lot of case work in your future. Have fun!

-- -Dan

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 07-25-2016 09:30 PM

This is a real beauty. Nice work.

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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#13 posted 07-26-2016 12:33 AM

You did a very nice job on the table!

Greg

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woodcox

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#14 posted 07-26-2016 04:01 AM

Bad ass Pez. Cherry is so nice to look at. You are always doing great work.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#15 posted 07-27-2016 03:55 PM

That design comes together beautifully Pez. Congrats!

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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