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Project by eyekode posted 12-10-2016 09:36 PM 1527 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table is inspired by the clean lines and light look of shaker furniture.

The apron is joined to the legs with drawbored MT joints. The pegs are walnut for contrast.

The top has a large radius on the ends. And I relieved the under side with a chamfer to make it look thinner. The chamfer was cut with hand planes.

The cherry is local to NC so is not quite as dark as PA cherry. But hopefully with some UV exposure it will darken with age.

I have 4 kids so the finish has to be able to take some abuse. I debated for a while but ended up using wipe on poly.

This table is at my wife’s request so I did a simple wood burning on the inside of the apron to mark the date and dedicate it to her.

Full pictures of the process can be seen in my flickr album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/93434731@N00/albums/72157673790701213

Happy Holidays!





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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 12-10-2016 11:32 PM

That’s a great looking breakfast table! That cherry is going to age very nicely, and you and your family will be able to enjoy eating your breakfast around it every day!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#2 posted 12-11-2016 02:08 AM

Great looking table – love the cherry.

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rtbrmb

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#3 posted 12-11-2016 03:23 PM

The table turned out incredible. I really like the rounded ends and how you chamferred the edges to make it look thinner. Your photos with the hand tools inspires me to want to build my own.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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DirtyMike

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#4 posted 12-11-2016 06:24 PM

I really like the drawboard tenons.

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blackcherry

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#5 posted 12-11-2016 07:15 PM

Oh so beautiful, love the cherrywood should age wonderfully. I bet you really enjoyed making this table, cherry is so fun to work with.

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eyekode

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#6 posted 12-11-2016 07:57 PM



Oh so beautiful, love the cherrywood should age wonderfully. I bet you really enjoyed making this table, cherry is so fun to work with.

- blackcherry

I do love how cherry planes. And the smell is great too! Thanks for the comments!
Salem

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ColonelTravis

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#7 posted 12-11-2016 09:14 PM

Beautiful top, you have an heirloom table.

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Matthew Eye

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#8 posted 12-11-2016 09:21 PM

Beautiful table. How thick did you leave the top?

-- "When it comes to working on stuff, buying more tools usually helps" - Matthew Eye

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eyekode

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#9 posted 12-13-2016 04:22 PM


Beautiful table. How thick did you leave the top?

- Matthew Eye

Matthew thanks for the comments. I am not sure how thick the top is :). It started as 4/4 lumber. I kept it as thick as I could. So at least 3/4 but probably closer to 7/8.

The beveled edge makes it look like < 1/2” unless you get a very low angle.
This is a better picture of the edge:
Breakfast table

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Luis M

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#10 posted 12-24-2016 02:55 PM

Beautiful table, well deserving of its Top 3 designation! I love cherry, it’s easy to work and it’s beautiful.

-- Luis

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