End table and Matching Coffee of Table to come

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Project by Shawn posted 01-11-2007 10:22 PM 2233 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife and I currently live in a basement suite, my shop is set up in a buddies garage, he thinks he wants to build stuff to, so he has free reign of my tools…though he is yet to do anything but help me on my projects. I decided that if I was going to be into woodworking I would design my projects myself…so that’s what I did, I needed the coffee table for displaying my wife’s pottery collection, and the end table for storage of her INSANE collection of photo albums…there are many more…, but an end table shouldnt really be 8’ high, just not practical. I built them out of Red Oak from my own design. They hardly stand up to the amazing designs on here, but for my first project they’ll do…as a wedding gift…for my sister in law ;)

-- Cheers

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#1 posted 01-12-2007 12:08 AM

Very nice, Shawn. Good match to the Ikea chairs. I like the little detail at the bottom of the legs. That shows a design flare that you will want to develop. I admire woodworkers who design their own stuff – its an aspect of my woodworking that I am just starting to develop.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#2 posted 01-12-2007 12:17 AM

LOL nice of you to pick up on the Ikea Chairs…I hate those things, came with the wife, what can you do right. Thanks for the nice comments on my very utilitarian tables, I’m working on a couple designs right now that should be gorgous…if I ever build them

-- Cheers

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#3 posted 01-12-2007 03:41 AM

nice end table. so where’s the coffee table??!

welcome to the group. and becareful about asking for a lathe… it’s a black hole when it comes to money! I’ve never seen a tool that has sooooo many accessories and options!

I look forward to seeing what else you come up with. For me, designing is pretty tough, but then again if it were easy no one would care, right?

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#4 posted 01-12-2007 09:35 AM

Coffee table is in my living room doing a nice job displaying pottery underneith, and clutter on top, just like a good coffee table should…I didnt have it finished when my mom was in town and took that pic…my digital camera magically disappeared a while ago…just havnt replaced it yet, well I just got a new cell phone with a 2.0 meg camera in it, so pics of coffee table could be comming soon

-- Cheers

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#5 posted 01-13-2007 01:08 AM

Welcome Shawn, and the camera? Have you looked in the shop under the sawdust on the table in the corner? And don’t sell yourself short, your tables might not be a good as some but better than others. I made three Mission Style Tables and they were all flawed. I then made a set of nesting tables with tapered legs for my wife. I had to make my own taper jig because i just couldnt see paying $20.00 for two sticks and a hinge. I’ll take pictures of it as soon as me, the camera and the jig are all in the same place.
And Welcome to the Shop

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#6 posted 01-13-2007 08:01 PM

Right…umm my shop parnter is…well lets just say I dont have any sawdust piles in my shop…sometimes I do have hockey equipment drying…cars parked, ect. My camera vanished in whistler about 2 years ago, why havnt I replaced it yet I still dont know. Thanks for the kind works, you really summed up how I feel about the tables I built. Nice first project, room for improvment, and improve I shall…

-- Cheers

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#7 posted 10-07-2008 03:07 AM

shawn…this was not your first project post…but in the PULSE PAge…its one of THE oldest projects…I am bored…so thought i would go backwards and see the old stuff—-the oldies but goodies…very cool stuff…

have you seen LJ’s lately——10,000 projects now!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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