Shaker End Table

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Project by James posted 1611 days ago 1727 views 5 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 1611 days ago

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

-- AJJ, Eugene OR

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#2 posted 1611 days ago

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

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#3 posted 1611 days ago

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 1611 days ago

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 1611 days ago


I like it a whole bunch!

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 1611 days ago

Nice piece

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 1611 days ago

great wood mix
thank´s for sharing


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#8 posted 1610 days ago

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.

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#9 posted 1610 days ago

looks good man

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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