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Project by dakotawood posted 1389 days ago 1759 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m new to Lumber Jocks. Thought I’d share my first project a few yrs back. It’s a simple Shaker-inspired table. If I remember right I think I found it in a Norm book. Red Oak. Breadboard top. Mortise and tenon joinery. Tapered legs with shop made taper jig. Dovetailed drawers – with help from my father-in-law and his dovetail jig (I had never worked a router before, let alone a dovetail jig). Thanks for looking!

-- Travis, South Dakota





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ND2ELK

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#1 posted 1389 days ago

Looks good. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Brandon

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#2 posted 1389 days ago

sweet-looking table. It’s an exemplar and an excellent job for someone’s first project or hundredth project!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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horsefly

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#3 posted 1389 days ago

Looks great! Congratulations and welcome “aboard”, you’ll like it here.

-- Bob, Carlisle, MA "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not". Thomas Jefferson

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matt garcia

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#4 posted 1389 days ago

I think everyone cuts their teeth on this design!! Nice table!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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blacknail

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#5 posted 1389 days ago

Now that’s right nice for a first project! Impressive.

LOL Matt, I’m still in the “gummin” stage of woodworking.

-- Darrell B.

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OttoH

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#6 posted 1389 days ago

Very nice DakotaWood, it is always good to have someone like your father-in-law to show you the ropes.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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azor

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#7 posted 1389 days ago

Nice job. It looks like you used breadboard for the ends which should keep the top stable. I may wish I had on the version I made.

-- It isn't as easy as the demos make it seem.

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plantek

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#8 posted 1388 days ago

Very nice!

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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DaddyZ

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#9 posted 1388 days ago

Nice Looking Table !!!!

Welcome

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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Jonathan

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#10 posted 1388 days ago

Great table and welcome to LumberJocks!

Looking forward to seeing your other projects, as well as future projects.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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