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side table with W-tailed drawers

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Project by stoffer posted 2738 days ago 1269 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My uncle gave me some rough cherry boards he milled from trees he cut down when building his house. I turned them into small side tables – about the right size to sit beside an easy chair and set a drink down on. I had just enough lumber for three tables – one for me, one for my uncle and one for my dad. Since all our last names start with W (duh!) I thought a little customization was in order. In stead of dovetails for the drawer joints I made “W tails.” If you tilt your head to the left it looks like a letter W. Still plenty strong for this little drawer but I thought it was a nice custom touch.





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oscorner

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#1 posted 2738 days ago

Neat idea! I love working with cherry. I like the design, yours? or a plan?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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stoffer

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#2 posted 2738 days ago

Thanks. This was my first project in cherry and it is a very nice wood to work with. The sides of the drawers are actually white oak that I had left over. The design is all mine. It was not the first time I tried modifying the profile of the dove tails. I made a night stand for my wife with the tops of her initials, BHW, holding the drawer front to the sides. The fit was not as tight as I would like (I need more practice) but the contrast between the walnut front and white oak sides was nice.

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Don

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#3 posted 2738 days ago

Stoffer, nice work, particularly like you willingness to experiment with joints.

Most of my joints turn out to be experiments as well. LOL

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 2738 days ago

what a unique and sneaky way to personalize the tables!!!
They are beautiful

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Obi

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#5 posted 2737 days ago

I love the drawers. I have a dovetail jig, so mine are all uniform, but the lack the sweetness of homemade. Very nice.

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HatchetJack

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#6 posted 2737 days ago

Nice work, very elegant looking table

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 2737 days ago

Very nice petite looking tables.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Billp

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#8 posted 2717 days ago

Looks great Iam going to learn how to do handmade dovetails and do some end tables. Again Great work.

-- Billp

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 2008 days ago

Incredible figure in the tops ! Overall , very nice tables and I see you’ve selected various pulls for the drawers. I’m glad this came up for me to see after all this time : )

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

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