Mission Style End Tables

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Project by fawig posted 05-31-2010 05:35 PM 2131 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these end tables to match the headboard I made a few years ago for my daughter and son-in-law. I used rough sawn red oak with American Oak Gel Stain and satin polyurethane. The drawers look normal in the out position but if they’re pulled all the way out, a secret compartment is revealed.

I was pleased with dust control when building these, thanks to my new downdraft table, router table top, and cyclone dust collector. They all worked great!

-- "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Phil 4:13

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#1 posted 05-31-2010 05:57 PM

You did a great job. I like the secret compartment. They will enjoy these for years, and pass them down.

-- Doug - As my Dad taught me, you're not a cabinet maker until you can hide your mistakes.

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#2 posted 05-31-2010 06:02 PM

Nice tables a real clean build with a great finished product.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-01-2010 06:36 AM

Nice job on the end tables.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#4 posted 06-01-2010 03:16 PM

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 06-01-2010 05:51 PM

That’s the prettiest finish for red oak I’ve ever seen. Very very nice job on the tables, the hidden compartments and the whole design.


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#6 posted 06-05-2010 11:31 AM

Turned out really great! Nice job.

-- Cuz

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