Birds Eye Maple Shaker Table

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Project by Pacewoodworking posted 04-07-2011 01:35 AM 3513 views 16 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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#1 posted 04-07-2011 01:42 AM

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

-- Karen and Bill

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#2 posted 04-07-2011 01:42 AM

Beautiful table.


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#3 posted 04-07-2011 01:51 AM

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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#4 posted 04-07-2011 01:54 AM

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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#5 posted 04-07-2011 02:02 AM

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

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

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#6 posted 04-07-2011 02:29 AM

What a wonderful looking table. The finish is outstanding.

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#7 posted 04-07-2011 02:57 AM

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

-- Wilton, Phoenixville PA

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#8 posted 04-07-2011 03:00 AM

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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#9 posted 04-07-2011 03:06 AM

Absolutely wonderful. The arch is a nice touch.

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#10 posted 04-07-2011 03:07 AM

Nice looking shaker table.

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#11 posted 04-07-2011 03:13 AM

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

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

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#12 posted 04-07-2011 04:28 AM

Stunning!! Gorgeous!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#13 posted 04-07-2011 05:08 AM

wonderful table, beautiful wood. So very nice.

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 04-07-2011 06:36 AM

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


-- dust control

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#15 posted 04-07-2011 11:55 AM

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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