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Cherry Sewing Table - My First Project

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Project by Mottom posted 2499 days ago 1618 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to surprise my wife with a small sewing table because she sometimes liked to sew in the living room rather than in her craft room. I didn’t like seeing her struggle with a sewing machine set up on a small TV tray.

The table is made from American Cherry. Unfortunately, I made the skirt and drawer front out of sap-wood (at the time, I did not know what sap wood was – I just thought it unusually grained). I also only put a slight taper on the legs because I was terrified of the tapering jig (I’ve since come to feel more comfortable with it).

I used this project to become familiar with creating my own designs, tapering, bread boards (there are tiny bread boards at each end of the top), drawer construction, and carcass building.

-- New to the craft and loving every minute!





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2499 days ago

aaaaaaw your wife must have been SO pleased with this wonderful table.

Well thought out and executed. Bravo

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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oscorner

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#2 posted 2499 days ago

I like the grain and look of the sap wood. Cherry is a beautiful wood and great to work with, isn’t it? The table turned out really nice. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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bryano

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#3 posted 2499 days ago

Great table. Cherry ia awesome wood to work with. and their,s nothing wrong with sap wood, yours looks great. Congrats on finishing your first project.

-- bryano

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Karson

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#4 posted 2498 days ago

Great table. I tend to shy away from the sapwood myself, and stay with the red part. I will use it for parts that only have one side visible. Cherry pink on one side and sap wood on the other.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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mot

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#5 posted 2498 days ago

Great table!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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TreeBones

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#6 posted 2497 days ago

Great first project. Real nice. You have a lucky spouce.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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KevinB

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#7 posted 2306 days ago

That came out really nice. Nothing wrong with sap wood, makes it look good. Great job!

-- Kevin

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GaryK

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#8 posted 2306 days ago

That’s great for a first project. Heck even your 10th.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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rikkor

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#9 posted 2306 days ago

Dittos, that is nice work, it is a great looking table, and mama is happy.

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Scott Bryan

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#10 posted 2306 days ago

This is a gorgeous project. What is not to like about cherry? It is my favorite wood with which to work. I see nothing amiss about your table. The sapwood is just fine. Cherry has a natural variation in color and including the lighter sapwood just adds a nice detail to the piece. The tapers lighten the look of the table.

This is an excellent piece. Thanks for sharing.

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

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