Shaker End Table

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Project by James posted 03-29-2010 09:55 PM 2082 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this project about 8 years ago. Cherry wood frame & legs. Top is cherry frame with curly maple.

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#1 posted 03-29-2010 10:51 PM

Great job, I love the contrasting wood on the top. What finish did you use?

-- AJJ, Eugene OR

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#2 posted 03-29-2010 10:55 PM

4 coats of poly. Used steel wool to flatten finish in between each coat.

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#3 posted 03-30-2010 12:25 AM

Very nice work, I love shaker furniture.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#4 posted 03-30-2010 04:11 AM

Very nice! What did you do to join the frame around the maple? How did you account for the wood expansion issues?

I’m building a coffee and end table and plan on framing birdseye maple with walnut…any info on how yours has held up and the joinery method would be greatly appreciated!

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#5 posted 03-30-2010 05:09 AM


I like it a whole bunch!

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 03-30-2010 07:50 AM

Nice piece

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 03-30-2010 03:11 PM

great wood mix
thankĀ“s for sharing


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#8 posted 03-30-2010 05:59 PM

Greetings James:.... Beautiful table. I really like building Shaker furniture. It’s probably my favorite of all to build. I’ve built several pieces, and it seems to go over good with some of my people I do work for. Clean lines and straight-forward design, with no frills and fancy ornaminations. The Shakers had it right…. keep it simple.

-- Here in the South, we say "down the road a piece"...and , "it's over yonder".....!!

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#9 posted 03-31-2010 12:03 AM

looks good man

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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