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arts & crafts taboret (end table)

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Project by bake posted 05-28-2010 06:16 PM 1605 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Arts & crafts style end table. The plans are from FWW “33 Furniture Projects”.
Made from mahogany that I salvaged from a junk pile.
Finished with Minwax gloss wipe on poly.
This was my first attempt at through mortise and tenon joinery. I got to use my new Jet mortiser for the first time.
The legs were each made from two pieces glued together. You can see in the pictures the difference in color of the pieces. It is much more noticeable in the pictures than in real life.
This is a fairly simple project and it was a lot of fun to build.
This is the first piece of fine furniture that I have built and I really learned a lot.
I had to build a circle cutting jig for my bandsaw. I used Norm’s design for it.
There were a few mistakes but I’m the only one that notices them.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.





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skeeter

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#1 posted 05-28-2010 06:19 PM

i love qs mahogony. Great grain matching on the top

-- My philosophy: Somewhere between Norm and Roy

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#2 posted 05-28-2010 06:21 PM

Great piece. Nice job

-- thatwoodworkingguy.com ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

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#3 posted 05-28-2010 06:32 PM

Excellent job salvaging and showing off that wood; it does look beautiful.

Glad you learned a few things along the way too. Keep on growing (and posting projects like this)!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#4 posted 05-28-2010 06:33 PM

I like it simple be elegant

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#5 posted 05-28-2010 07:01 PM

Great looking table I like it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 05-28-2010 07:01 PM

Very nicely done. Tabourets are one of my favorite small furnture projects!

-- To do is to be

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#7 posted 05-28-2010 07:16 PM

If this is your first try at a piece of fine furniture, you’ve got a bright future. Great job. -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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#8 posted 05-28-2010 08:26 PM

Nice end table!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#9 posted 05-28-2010 11:51 PM

Great job on the top. I really can’t tell how many pieces this is? It could be a one, two, or three piece but I really can’t make out the glue lines. Excellent work.

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at www.renaissancewoodworker.com

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#10 posted 05-29-2010 02:01 AM

beautiful table, love the top!

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#11 posted 05-29-2010 04:30 AM

Well done! Beautiful wood grain, nice save.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#12 posted 05-29-2010 03:42 PM

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#13 posted 05-29-2010 05:20 PM

Nice, I like it.

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Jeff

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#14 posted 06-10-2010 11:47 PM

Beautiful job. I had to check it out after you commented on the same table that I made. I really like the mahogany and that you went with the through tennons.

-- Jeff

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#15 posted 07-02-2010 01:49 AM

what a lumber find! that top really pops

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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