Pine end table

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Project by Dusty posted 11-22-2007 10:19 PM 1493 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Same story with this end table. It was a prototype for my future Mission furniture I was designing and building. It never was intended to be a piece that I would keep or imagine I could ever sell.

Goes to show you what I know.


This piece costs less than 20 bucks to make and honestly is made from left over scrap from the larger pieces prototypes I had built.

You can easily build two of these simple end tables in one day.

-- Dusty

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#1 posted 11-22-2007 10:30 PM

I like this Dusty, what do think it would look like with simple breadboard ends in a contrasting color, maybe the slats in the ends also pehaps a wood similar in color to the darker grain patterns in the top, that may be to much a deviation from the mission theme although. I agree with your thoughts on prototypes also, it helps me so much to include as many details as possible in a mock-up or prototype.
I really like it, take care,

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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#2 posted 11-22-2007 10:52 PM


Thank you for your thought full comments.

I think your idea is great. I would say run with the idea.

I have did several pieces since I built these simple prototypes.

I like bookends. I think they give the piece a very classy look. I also like re-sawing and being creative.

I have used several methods of finish, and various grain patterns.

I also have used both maple and cherry walnut and oak contrasting looks.

I like to use different types of wood.

I am a big believer of “try it” and experment with different woods, finishes, construction methods, and styles.

It is only wood.

If it doesn’t look right or work out for you, so what?

Oh well.

Don’t ever be afraid of making mistakes.

Tear it apart start over or it makes awesome firewood.

There are no mistakes in woodworking, just opportunity’s to redesign projects.

You should see my huge pile of firewood!

That is why I love woodworking.

All you have to be is a little bit smarter than the wood.

-- Dusty

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#3 posted 11-23-2007 12:59 AM

Nice table Dusty.

Are you saying that you sold this prototype.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 11-23-2007 02:53 AM


The prototype shown in the picture above, is in my office. I ended up selling several “copies” with minor changes to customers who happen to see it in my shop and commissioned what they wanted.

The prototype featured here was the “model” I used for my mission line which came later.

-- Dusty

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#5 posted 11-23-2007 06:04 AM

Nice pine furniture. I can see why people would want it in there regular homes and not just in their cottages. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 11-23-2007 09:55 AM

Another fine piece of workmanship Dusty. I like your philosophy.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 11-23-2007 12:03 PM

yup. Gorgeous.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 11-23-2007 02:38 PM


That surprised me that they would. Like I said lesson learned for me.

I have a few pieces of the pine now in my office. It gives a aura of warmth, and is very settling . It seems to calm .

-- Dusty

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