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A Beautiful Shaker inspired Drop Leaf Table

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Project by Alongiron posted 10-28-2017 03:05 PM 1146 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Looking for some inspiration, I saw a table like this on pinterest as a Cherry Shaker style drop leaf table. It gave me a few general sizes so I turned to SketchUp and worked out the details. I made mine out of QSWO and added a couple of drawers on both ends for my wife to put her “stuff” in. I finished it off with 3 coats of tongue oil. It turned out real good and I made a few brownie points with the wife. Thanks for taking a look.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-28-2017 03:55 PM

That is one beautiful table, Steve!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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Andrek

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#2 posted 10-28-2017 04:06 PM

Bravo, very well done, beautiful wood too.
thanks for sharing,
keep on making saw dust

-- andrek

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jim65

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#3 posted 10-28-2017 04:25 PM

really really beautiful! absolute classic, well done!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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Gary

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#4 posted 10-28-2017 04:44 PM

Very nice work. Especially like the drawer.

-- Gary, Florida

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mikethetermite

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#5 posted 10-28-2017 06:13 PM

Very beautifully done, Thanks for the tips and for sharing.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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flatrock

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#6 posted 10-28-2017 08:35 PM

Very nice for sure. The drawer sets it off.

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AandCstyle

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#7 posted 10-28-2017 08:49 PM

Steve, another very classic and classy project. Rule joints aren’t easy and you nailed yours. Well done, sir!

-- Art

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Lenny

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#8 posted 10-28-2017 09:43 PM

Nice job finding something you liked and making it your own.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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TheTurtleCarpenter

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#9 posted 10-28-2017 11:44 PM

Great looking table Steve !

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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EarlS

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#10 posted 10-29-2017 12:03 PM

Gorgeous, very elegant. I can see why you earned some brownie points with the wife. I especially like the unique dovetails on the drawers.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 10-29-2017 12:26 PM

You have done a beautiful job on this drop leaf table. The other pieces are also very nice, Congratulations!

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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jeffswildwood

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#12 posted 10-29-2017 01:44 PM

This is a really nice table! My wife found one in a second hand store and reconditioned it. I really like the drop leaf style!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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AJ1104

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#13 posted 10-29-2017 11:42 PM

Tremendous job on this table. I love the wood selection.

-- AJ

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andy_P

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#14 posted 10-30-2017 03:18 AM

Another great one, Steve!!!!

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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