End Table for the Wife

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Project by dmoore posted 08-22-2010 09:35 AM 2218 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A set of end tables I made for my wife to match the tv stand I ahd made. These were the firts end table I had ever built and I had a blast making them. When they were done I was so proud of how well they turned out. This was also my first dove tail drawer I know not a big deal to many but it was for me. It is mad with walnut and maple and finished with Bush oil and wipe on poly. Thanks for looking


-- Duane, Ohio

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#1 posted 08-22-2010 01:16 PM

That’s a nice looking finish, great looking design all around – I really love the rich dark walnut and how it’s contrasted by the maple, good stuff!
And the dovetails look great, I haven’t gotten around to trying dovetailing yet – but I will, hope I do as good!

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#2 posted 08-22-2010 03:02 PM

A truly great piece of wood working. Very impressive walnut finish and the dovetail joints of the drawer are superb.


-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 08-22-2010 03:29 PM

Very nice!! Excellent work, dovetails look great, nice finish.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 08-22-2010 09:00 PM

these are beautiful duane….what a great job…haven’t heard from you in awhile..i hope your doing well..grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 08-22-2010 09:17 PM

Beautiful end table.

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#6 posted 08-23-2010 02:41 PM

Nice dovetails and Very nice table. You did a good job on the design touches. Looks like you put a lot of thought into it.
The wife must be proud!

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#7 posted 08-23-2010 05:17 PM

Beautiful dovetails! Great project!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#8 posted 08-23-2010 05:21 PM

very good looking table! the sides actually look more like Mahogany than walnut (at least in the pictures).

dovetails are a big deal to get done right, and after you got it under your control, it’s a great joint that offers the best mechanical hold. did you use a DT jig to make those joints? they look super clean!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#9 posted 08-24-2010 01:07 AM

Great design…timeless. You do very nice work,
thanks for posting this,

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#10 posted 01-16-2013 08:34 PM

well as ive said before i sure do love this table duane, and buddy i sure miss you, i know your with the savior now and looking after your family, god bless you buddy….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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