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Birds Eye Maple Shaker Table

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Project by Pacewoodworking posted 1211 days ago 2304 views 15 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little table was built as part of the Wood Whisperer’s first Guild Build last year. This was my first go around with BirdsEye Maple and for whatever reason I had also decided to build as much of this using hand tools as possible. I quickly found out alot about BirdsEye and hand planes during the leg tapering process. I decided to go with the arched drawer and rail to spice up the shaker look a bit. It went alot easier then I thought it might along with careful layout of the drawer dovetails. I finished off the piece with a contrasting walnut shaker knob, some Danish Oil, Shellac & wax. In the end I quite like this little table and it was a fun learning experience.





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aero

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#1 posted 1211 days ago

I like it a lot too, even more because of your hand work.
The arch is perfect.
Karen

-- Karen and Bill

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LEITH

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#2 posted 1211 days ago

Beautiful table.

-- LEITH, SOUTH CAROLINA

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Bruce

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#3 posted 1211 days ago

Thats a pretty table. Howsabout a shot o those dovetails?

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 1211 days ago

Simply beautiful…. I have been thinking joining Marcs guild… This is one to be proud of!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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AugieCoe

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#5 posted 1211 days ago

Awesome table. Great lines and a good use of the wood.

-- There is a lesson in every project. Play safe!

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cwdance1

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#6 posted 1211 days ago

What a wonderful looking table. The finish is outstanding.

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Wilton

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#7 posted 1211 days ago

Beautiful interpretation and execution of a classic style. Great work!

-- Wilton, Phoenixville PA http://kimbertonwoodworks.com

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blackcherry

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#8 posted 1211 days ago

The arch rail add so much to this table, its stunning to say the least. Nice work and thanks for posting…BC

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Broglea

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#9 posted 1211 days ago

Absolutely wonderful. The arch is a nice touch.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#10 posted 1211 days ago

Nice looking shaker table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Max

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#11 posted 1211 days ago

What a great piece. I really like the arched drawer. Fine craftsmanship.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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matt garcia

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#12 posted 1211 days ago

Stunning!! Gorgeous!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 1211 days ago

wonderful table, beautiful wood. So very nice.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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parkerdude

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#14 posted 1211 days ago

Good job, I like the bottom bevel on the table top. It makes it look lighter, more delicate, nice!

later,

-- dust control

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treedigger

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#15 posted 1211 days ago

Love the clean lines. Beautiful craftsmanship and choice of lumber. Are you willing to give up your source for that killer birdseye maple?

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