Sofa Table Shaker

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Project by EternalDesign posted 12-26-2007 04:58 AM 1853 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I guess i will add this one too. Sofa Table hand cut joinery milk paint base Sipo top. Now if only i can learn how to sell things.

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design

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#1 posted 12-26-2007 05:18 AM

Hello Brian;
—-Shaker design, hand cut joinery, milk paint base and….did I miss any-thing?

Great show of your talents here….and some great ‘wood art’.

So now, if I may…., it’s my turn at question time, and yes, once you get to know me you’ll learn I’m all-ways asking questions or making comments….LOL. What is the method of ‘wood joinery’ you are using here and what more can you tell us about the ‘milk base top’? Also,what species of wood are you using here?

I enjoy the visual aspects of your work and for what you have shared here I can only say,

Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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#2 posted 12-26-2007 05:23 AM

Its mortise and tenon joinery the top is sipo a type of mahogany. The base is finished with cream milk paint then black milk paint burnished with steel wool with waterlox oil on top of that.

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design

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#3 posted 12-26-2007 05:54 AM

Hi Brian;
—-yes, I’m just re-turning from your website. So you have stated over there a ‘haunched mortise and tenon joint’.
So I’m assuming the wood joint is glued, (?) and then….

Do you or have you used a haunched tenon, offset and side pegged to create a drawbored mortise and tenon joint? Just curious and thanks for your previous prompt reply….


-- --frank, NH,

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#4 posted 12-26-2007 03:00 PM

Very nice table!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 12-26-2007 03:25 PM

Very nice looking table, good color choices.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#6 posted 12-26-2007 09:53 PM

Nice table!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#7 posted 12-27-2007 09:13 PM

thanks again

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design

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#8 posted 12-28-2007 06:47 AM

Elegant and beautiful.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#9 posted 03-18-2008 01:43 PM

I’ve heard them called “parson’s tables” among others but as they say “A rose by any other name ….” Yes, a beautiful piece. Oh, btw … give it time. Good handmade furniture will often sell itself. I have one of red oak inlaid with ash that I made twenty years ago and I’ve had more offers to buy it than I can recall.

-- Nothing says "I love you" like a new saw blade.

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#10 posted 06-16-2008 04:44 AM

I really like the simple and clean design.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#11 posted 06-21-2008 07:15 PM

Thats a nice sofa table.

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#12 posted 06-22-2008 05:07 AM

Beautiful table

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#13 posted 06-01-2012 10:37 AM

Really nice looking table.

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