Shaker Hall Table

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Project by nathanjackman posted 1486 days ago 1489 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first project – basic Shaker hall table out of Cherry. Left the color natural and used a wipe-on poly finish.

**Added some process pictures, mortice and tenon – apron is even all the way around, is just a bit large for the top. Lesson for next time was some really loose drawers that look good closed but wobble wildly on the way in and out (even with a middle runner in a groove).

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#1 posted 1486 days ago

Beautiful. I never get tired of nice Shaker furniture. Did you mortice and tenon the legs? How about some photos of the drawers? Here kitty, kitty!

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#2 posted 1486 days ago

Nice looking table

-- Custom furniture

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 1486 days ago

Greetings Nathan,

Stellar job on the Shaker table. I really like building this type of furniture….... one thing though….
You need to show some pictures of the construction, different angles, drawer construction, and in
general, tell more about how you built it…. just more details, please…....What size are the aprons on
the ends and all the way around? They look a little out of proportion…. No criticium intended.. just
curious. All in all agreat job….....Thae tapered legs look really good…...

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Grant Libramento

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#4 posted 1486 days ago

Classic table. Proportions look OK to me, a matter of personal taste. On the practical side, a larger apron allows a deeper drawer.

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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#5 posted 1486 days ago

Really nicely done.

I might … have to want one of these !

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 1486 days ago

This is just what I had envisioned for our entryway. Some place to put gloves in the drawers and keys and mail on top. Very nicely done. Simple and elegant. I like it a lot.


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#7 posted 1486 days ago

I have always been a fan of shaker style furniture. Very nice table. NExt time use full extension drawer slides, can get them at any big box store, makes all the difference in the world when you open the drawers!

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#8 posted 1486 days ago

What a beautiful job on a classic table. It look beautiful.

You should be proud,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Dan Hux

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#9 posted 1486 days ago

That was my first project,,,lots of fun,,Yours looks great…Like the natural look of cherry.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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Rick Dennington

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#10 posted 1486 days ago

Greetings again, Nathan,

The pixs are great, and show very good details…nice job on the m&t…clean. I think my perspective was off when I looked at the one pixs….might of been the angle of the camera. The aprons look fine, and like Grant said above, a little larger apron allows for a deeper, larger drawer.. Very nice work, and keep building that Shaker furniture… for me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#11 posted 1486 days ago

Beautiful hall table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#12 posted 1477 days ago

Very nice table.. well done.


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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