Shaker Hall Table

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Project by nathanjackman posted 07-27-2010 08:21 PM 2358 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 07-27-2010 08:38 PM

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 07-27-2010 08:51 PM

Nice looking table

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#3 posted 07-27-2010 08:57 PM

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…...

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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Grant Libramento

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#4 posted 07-27-2010 10:22 PM

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 07-27-2010 10:42 PM

Really nicely done.

I might … have to want one of these !

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 07-27-2010 10:45 PM

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 07-28-2010 01:13 AM

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 07-28-2010 01:57 AM

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

You should be proud,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 07-28-2010 02:11 AM

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 07-28-2010 03:48 AM

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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#11 posted 07-28-2010 03:54 AM

Beautiful hall table.

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#12 posted 08-06-2010 02:15 AM

Very nice table.. well done.


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

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