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Project by wseand posted 1495 days ago 1256 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first table using rough wood, tenon and mortise joinery, and four sided tapered legs. It is made out of cherry and is being used for a computer desk. I also made a second one for family but out of a bit cheaper wood, I think it was Radiata Pine, Lowes finest. I learned a lot from this project.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy





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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 1495 days ago

Nice table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1495 days ago

Looks like a great build nice clean line and super finish.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Jonathan

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#3 posted 1495 days ago

Looks like a well-built and useful table. Nice job!

Thank you for also posting construction/material shots, as it makes it more of a story this way.

-- 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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wseand

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#4 posted 1495 days ago

I appreciate all the comments thank you all. I made it for the wife of a friend of mine. She is real happy with it and it’s still standing.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Armand

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#5 posted 1495 days ago

Very nice, I hope my first project will be like this one.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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rance

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#6 posted 1495 days ago

Wseand,

That’s a very nice looking table. The beveled edges bode well with it. What kind of finish did you use?

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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wseand

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#7 posted 1495 days ago

I used wipe on Poly. I used pumice prior to the last coat. Than a real light last coat to minimize the plastic look of the poly. The only thing I wish I would have done is a better choice of grain matching on the top.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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wseand

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#8 posted 1494 days ago

armand, I don’t want anyone to think this was my first project it was just the first with rough stock and using that much joinery.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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imallchalkedup

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#9 posted 1463 days ago

Nice table, finish is outstanding, good job. I need a table down stairs, I’m looking at building one of those half moon shaped tables about the size you have there, with a drawer. So I might have to get out my flat work skills out as soon as I can get all my mother-in-laws stuff removed from my wood shop/garage and can have room to breath again.

-- RStadler

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wseand

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#10 posted 1462 days ago

Thank you for your compliment, chalk boy. I have a pool table in the house, it is in real bad shape but I need all the excuses I can get. Those half rounds are real nice, I need to get back to my tables as soon as I am done with Moms bookcases. Maybe if you throw enough sawdust around she will get her stuff out faster. Have a good one.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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