arts & crafts taboret (end table)

  • Advertise with us
Project by bake posted 1551 days ago 1542 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.

15 comments so far

View skeeter's profile


233 posts in 1972 days

#1 posted 1551 days ago

i love qs mahogony. Great grain matching on the top

-- My philosophy: Somewhere between Norm and Roy

View thatwoodworkingguy's profile


375 posts in 1561 days

#2 posted 1551 days ago

Great piece. Nice job

-- ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

View Jonathan's profile


2603 posts in 1681 days

#3 posted 1551 days ago

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."

View a1Jim's profile


112014 posts in 2208 days

#4 posted 1551 days ago

I like it simple be elegant

-- Custom furniture

View Ken90712's profile


14878 posts in 1819 days

#5 posted 1551 days ago

Great looking table I like it.

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

View Jon Spelbring's profile

Jon Spelbring

199 posts in 2884 days

#6 posted 1551 days ago

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

-- To do is to be

View Shopsmithtom's profile


780 posts in 2826 days

#7 posted 1551 days ago

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

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13337 posts in 2304 days

#8 posted 1551 days ago

Nice end table!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

View ShannonRogers's profile


540 posts in 2419 days

#9 posted 1551 days ago

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

View darryl's profile


1792 posts in 2957 days

#10 posted 1551 days ago

beautiful table, love the top!

View Skylark53's profile


2559 posts in 1691 days

#11 posted 1551 days ago

Well done! Beautiful wood grain, nice save.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

View workerinwood's profile


2708 posts in 1698 days

#12 posted 1550 days ago

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

View mtkate's profile


2049 posts in 1956 days

#13 posted 1550 days ago

Nice, I like it.

View Jeff's profile


114 posts in 1545 days

#14 posted 1538 days ago

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

View Dan'um Style's profile

Dan'um Style

12925 posts in 2614 days

#15 posted 1517 days ago

what a lumber find! that top really pops

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase