Shaker Tables

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Project by mvflaim posted 01-15-2010 12:05 AM 2162 views 13 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Four Shaker Tables I made out of cherry with soft maple drawers. Tops are made from Curly Cherry and are hand planed for a luxoriuos texture that you can feel when you rub your hand over it yet you can’t detect with your eye. Drawers were made with handcut half blind dovetails.


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#1 posted 01-15-2010 01:11 AM

Nice looking table.

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#2 posted 01-15-2010 01:11 AM

I really like the beveled affect at bottom of table edge. Great way to have thicker top, but not look like a butcher block.


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#3 posted 01-15-2010 01:13 AM

Great looking tables and very nice craftsmanship.

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#4 posted 01-15-2010 02:22 AM

very nice but curly maple for the drawer sides?

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need

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#5 posted 01-15-2010 02:28 AM

Hi Bibb,

I bought 1/2” thick maple from my lumber supplier and only that section of the board had wavy grain. The rest of the drawers are regular maple.


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#6 posted 01-15-2010 02:31 AM

nice work

-- Duane, Ohio

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#7 posted 01-15-2010 02:51 AM

Thats a whole lot of shaker goin on. Nice work great web site also


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#8 posted 01-15-2010 02:54 AM

Very nice looking tables!

-- Mark, Sydney, Australia

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#9 posted 01-15-2010 03:06 AM

I really like the shaker style, and the old craftsmen would be proud of you. Nice work!

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#10 posted 01-15-2010 03:16 AM

Beautiful – great work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#11 posted 01-15-2010 03:36 AM

Ah yes, simple yet elegant lines and curly cherry. Very good!

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#12 posted 01-15-2010 05:31 AM

diggin it

-- scott

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#13 posted 01-15-2010 09:22 AM

That’s a nice gaggle of tables!! Very nice!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#14 posted 01-15-2010 02:54 PM

These are really nice tables. I love the style and I particularily enjoy the look of cherry and maple in combination.

What kind of finish did you put on the tables?

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

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#15 posted 01-15-2010 03:18 PM

Nice gaggle of tables.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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