Shaker Hall Table

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Project by Bob, Oregon posted 10-18-2010 08:41 AM 3589 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I also do ship modeling and was in need of a table to set one of my completed models on. Found plans for exactly what I needed on the WWJ site and built the table from oak with poplar secondary. Modified the dimensions slightly from the plans so that my model fit the top of the table. This table was the reason that I built the router table so that I could do the sliding dovetails on the aprons and legs (Well, it was a good excuse to build the router table anyhow!) and was my first attempt at building some “serious” furniture. I learned a lot and am ready to try more now. Tremendous boost to my confidence.

-- 73, Bob

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#1 posted 10-18-2010 09:45 AM

Beautiful table Bob and your ship is excellent too.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#2 posted 10-18-2010 10:42 AM

That is nice and clean it is going to look great with the ship on it.
Lovely grain patterns.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 10-18-2010 11:37 AM

That makes a real nice display table for your ship model and the model looks fabulous. You have a lot of talent.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 10-18-2010 12:58 PM

Wonderful job Bob and perfect for that beautiful ship model of yours. Thanks for the post!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#5 posted 10-18-2010 01:35 PM


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

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#6 posted 10-18-2010 02:06 PM

Beautiful work Bob. Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#7 posted 10-18-2010 02:11 PM

Nice table, great job!! Ship is great too, thanks for posting.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 10-18-2010 07:38 PM

Wow, very nice work on both accounts. Would love to see more pic of the ship.

Looks like a kettle full of shop wood scraps for the fire place. LOL

-- Tom,

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#9 posted 10-18-2010 08:12 PM

Would love to see more pic of the ship.

OK…here’s a couple or three…

-- 73, Bob

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#10 posted 10-18-2010 08:22 PM

I love the Shaker style, so—naturally – -I love that table.

And that boat … just leaves me speechless.

Bravo !!

-- -- Neil

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#11 posted 10-19-2010 12:26 AM

Greetings Bob:

Shaker style furniture is my favorite to build….I’ve built a couple, but never have tried building a ship.. I wanted to build one and put it in a bottle, but the bottle was too small, or the ship too big…..

Anyway…..great job on the table, and I like the contrast in the oak, too…....

-- Here in the South, we say "down the road a piece"...and , "it's over yonder".....!!

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#12 posted 10-19-2010 12:52 AM

Wow, she is beautiful. Such attention to detail. Thanks for posting them.

-- Tom,

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#13 posted 10-19-2010 01:07 AM

Two weeks ago I visited the Whitewater Shaker village, a side trip arranged by the WIA conference. I’ve always liked Shaker style furniture. If you ever have a chance to visit a Shaker village it will give you more of a perspective/background.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#14 posted 10-19-2010 01:46 AM

Outstanding table bob and the ship is a real winner too.

-- Custom furniture

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