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Project by rcs47 posted 1276 days ago 2749 views 11 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are two mission end tables in quarter sawn white oak to go with a mission coffee table and TV cabinet. The legs are mitered to provide quarter sawn grain on all sides (the same process used on the coffee table).

Like the coffee table, I used CrystaLac wood grain filler on the table tops, but I didn’t stain the tops first this time (I should read directions). A second coat of stain gave me the color I wanted. Usually grain filler is mainly used for a gloss finish, but it gives a great smooth surface for a satin finish too.

4/4 quarter sawn white oak for the drawer faces and legs
5/4 quarter sawn white oak for everything else
Lowes Cabot Early American stain
CrystaLac wood grain filler
General Finishes Arm-R-Seal satin top coat

-- Doug - As my Dad taught me, you're not a cabinet maker until you can hide your mistakes.





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GaryL

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#1 posted 1275 days ago

Excellent!! I love the look of quarter sawn. Have a stack of 4/4 waiting for inspiration. Wish I had some thicker stock for legs and such but got a heck of a deal on the 4/4.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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Maveric777

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#2 posted 1275 days ago

Nice looking work there Doug. I like the whole feel of them. Good stuff!

I also noticed your signature. My Uncle (a true craftsman in my opinion) said something similar. If I remember correctly he said “The only difference between a wood worker and an outstanding wood worker is the ability to hide mistakes” .... The longer I do this the more I find those words ring true….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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ND2ELK

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#3 posted 1275 days ago

God looking tables. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Chip

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#4 posted 1275 days ago

Your attention to detail makes these pieces shine Doug. Terrific job!

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

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blackcherry

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#5 posted 1275 days ago

Got to agree with the crew above, nice work on these timeless pieces Doug. I bet your glad you went with the grain filler, the top should feel silky smooth and a pleasure to gaze at…thank for show…BC

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hannes

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#6 posted 1275 days ago

Good jog on the tables. I like the detail on the legs.

-- Hannes, Cape Town, South Africa

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Jamie Speirs

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#7 posted 1275 days ago

Nice tables and lovely and neat.

jamie

-- 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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canadianchips

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#8 posted 1275 days ago

Nice tables. Wish they were for ME !
Our house likes this type of furniture.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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Bradford

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#9 posted 1275 days ago

Great info about the CrystaLac. Those table are smashingly handsome. Splendid work.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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rcs47

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#10 posted 1275 days ago

Thanks for all the kind words.

For some reason I read a LJ review of CrystaLac, and then ordered it. Now I wish I’d known about it years ago.

-- Doug - As my Dad taught me, you're not a cabinet maker until you can hide your mistakes.

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GregU

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#11 posted 1268 days ago

If and when my contractor ever finishes my workshop addition, I’ve got plans to build some Mission style furniture like this. The plans I have did the mitered legs also. Any tips on doing these? Seems like it might take a fair amount of work to get these to fit decently. Greg

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pintodeluxe

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#12 posted 911 days ago

Wonderful figure in the wood. Really nice build on these end tables. Love the corbels!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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