Shaker Living Room Set

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Project by Andy posted 03-29-2017 03:24 PM 1021 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This living room set consists of a coffee table and two end tables constructed with birdseye maple, hickory, and bolivian rosewood. Its all mortise and tennon joinery with handcut dovetails on the drawers.

The birdseye/rosewood coffee table top is 36” X 36” and is 19” tall (made this size purposely for playing cards and dominoes). 100% mortise and tennon on everything, even the shelf on the bottom is a really long and shallow mortise and tennon. The finish is gloss polyurethane over tung oil except for the top which has an epoxy finish.

The end table tops are 21” X 21” and they are 23.5” tall. The drawer is kept from pulling all the way out by a dowel rod stuck through the inside of the drawer. There is a motion sensored light inside the drawer that comes on when you put your hand in. I wanted the drawer to be hidden so that took a little creativity to make things sturdy, the front legs are attached to the top with a dowel rods to compensate for not building it the usual way people do. The finish is the same as the coffee table.

-- Andy Smith

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#1 posted 03-29-2017 03:41 PM

Superbly done !

-- Woodworking minus patience equals firewood

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#2 posted 03-29-2017 04:36 PM

It looks very nice. You have done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 03-29-2017 06:55 PM

Very Nice.

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#4 posted 03-30-2017 02:59 AM

Beautiful. Great job.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#5 posted 03-30-2017 12:01 PM

Extremely well done!

-- Chris K

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#6 posted 03-30-2017 03:18 PM

nice job

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#7 posted 03-30-2017 04:51 PM

Very nice shape of top board. The finish is excellent too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 03-30-2017 05:07 PM

Wow very impressed. Might be a little loose on the Shaker part there.

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#9 posted 04-01-2017 03:09 AM

Very attractive piece, Andy!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 05-02-2017 03:40 AM

Wonderful job Andy, beautiful pieces.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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