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Project by Mark posted 01-18-2018 06:01 PM 1345 views 7 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built these two tables as the first portion of my bedroom update. I had to make them on the small side as there isn’t much room left after the king size bed. They are solid Cherry with Walnut accents. The lower shelf fits into dado’s along the side rails to allow for expansion. The tops are secured with figure 8 washers for the same reason. Hand cut 1/2 blind dovetails in the drawers. I used 3/8” Maple for the drawer sides for a bit of contrast. Sanded to 400G on the sides and 600g on the tops. 4 coats of water borne Varathne on the sides and 5 on the top and lower shelf. Thanks for lookin’.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 01-18-2018 06:08 PM

Great looking tables, I like the back bars and side bars.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 01-18-2018 06:10 PM

Really nice!

-- Pete

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#3 posted 01-18-2018 07:29 PM

Very Nice Mark! Well Done!

-- It is not necessary for Some People to turn OFF the LIGHT to be IN the DARK! (Ontario, CANADA)

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#4 posted 01-18-2018 07:45 PM

Real nice work Mark.

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI.

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#5 posted 01-18-2018 07:57 PM

Good looking pair of tables. Nice mission design. Kudos!

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#6 posted 01-18-2018 09:34 PM

Nice work Mark. Looks like those will be around for many years to come.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#7 posted 01-18-2018 09:53 PM

Absolutely fantastic! You are quite an artist. Pat yourself on the back.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#8 posted 01-18-2018 10:11 PM

Great work Mark, nice design and certainly made to last. Well done.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#9 posted 01-18-2018 10:14 PM

Very nice. My wife has been asking me to make some as well. Were these from your own plans?

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#10 posted 01-18-2018 10:22 PM

Mark, very tasty! You can’t go wrong with cherry and it will look even better as it ages.

-- Art

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#11 posted 01-19-2018 03:25 AM

Real job on these tables. I love the wood combination.

-- AJ

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#12 posted 01-19-2018 11:25 AM

Very nice !! GREAT Job!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#13 posted 01-19-2018 12:03 PM

Very nicely done. Luvin the 2-tones

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#14 posted 01-19-2018 01:35 PM

very nice!

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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#15 posted 01-19-2018 02:51 PM

This is a very nice pair of night stands.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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