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Project by FuzzyDove posted 1560 days ago 1770 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have a hallway end that needed an accent table. Recently my wife ran across a table in a “Room and Board” catalog that she really liked. So I copied the design and rescaled it to better fit our hallway. My version is 36”W x 34”H x 12”D. To save a little $, I made it out of cherry plywood and edge banded the face with some beautiful cherry cut from a tree felled on my property. The finish is tung oil with just a little bit of mission cherry stain added to bring out some color. I prefer to let the cherry darken with age naturally rather than use much stain. When the weather warms up I’ll probably add a layer of polyurethane just to protect it.
The last picture is from the Room and Board catalog which I used to base the design upon. They also have another version that is basically the same except twice as wide.





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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 1560 days ago

Nice looking table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Andrew

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#2 posted 1560 days ago

great design,
Thanks for posting

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#3 posted 1560 days ago

This is certainly a unique end table. It has an interesting design and, of course, what is not to like about your wood choice. Cherry is my favorite wood. And I agree completely with you about letting it age naturally. Mother Nature seems to always know best.

By the way it is good to see you posting again. It has been awhile.

And I am surprised that your wife let you get by with just one! I am sure that there is room on the other side of the couch for a second table. :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 1560 days ago

Well done! Yours looks better than the original!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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dorran

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#5 posted 1560 days ago

I also like the cherry over the original.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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Woodbutchery

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#6 posted 1560 days ago

Very nice bit of inspiration there.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#7 posted 1541 days ago

What kind of joints did you use? Its hard to tell from the pics. I like the design well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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interpim

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#8 posted 1541 days ago

did you use HDR processing on your pictures? they seem a bit surreal.

-- San Diego, CA

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#9 posted 1541 days ago

interpim –
I don’t even know what HDR processing is? I took the pictures with my cell phone.

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#10 posted 1541 days ago

Ken90712 -
For joints, the glued in shelves slide in 3/8” deep dados in the outer frame. The shelf corners are simple glued miter joints. I kept all of this simple because I did not plan on any real weight being loaded on any of the shelves. Still, the unit turned out even more rigid and sturdy than I would have anticipated. Hope that helps.

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