Stacked Occasional Tables

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Project by ScottM posted 09-15-2016 11:59 PM 675 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a set of 4 stacked occasional tables made out of quarter sawn white oak. I got the idea for these tables from a set that my mother has. She bought hers several years ago and it seemed that every time we had a large gathering I always borrowed them. So I figured I’d make my own set. My first project with QSWO. The legs are veneered on two sides so that there’s good “grain” on all four faces. Sort of a pain. This is one of those woods that you can spend way too much time on grain arrangement, but when it looks good it looks good. I also added adjustable feet to each since they could be used on un-even floors. Simply unscrew the adjustment and they won’t wobble. Stack them in the corner or in a closet to save room.

I’ve only used them once so far so they are truly “occasional”.

Finish is Vintage Maple dye. Then lightly sanded to knock the grain back. Then sealed with shellac. Then stained with dark walnut gel stain. Another shellac. Then sprayed with about 5 coats of EM600 WB lacquer.

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#1 posted 09-16-2016 04:35 PM

That’s a really neat idea. I had not heard of “occasional tables” but that is something we could definitely use in our house. They look really good. Thanks for sharing!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#2 posted 09-16-2016 04:41 PM

I like the figure in that quartersawn oak. The whole set is quite nice looking, and will be a functional addition.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 09-16-2016 04:58 PM

There’s no where locally where I can buy it so I got it online. So that meant “luck of the draw” as to the figure that it would have. QSWO tends to chip a bit too when planed.

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#4 posted 09-16-2016 06:55 PM

Dang! Another thing on my “must make” list. Where will it ever end.

Good work, good idea. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 09-16-2016 07:51 PM

This is a great set of tables and they are so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 09-22-2016 01:04 AM

Very nice. Super finish on them also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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