Stickley Tabouret

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Project by jandrewyang posted 04-26-2011 07:30 PM 1565 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After what seems like forever, I finally have my first real project to post. My only other project was of the “I Can Do That” variety. I had to make a 2nd top for this after my first top decided flat was overrated. I was going to finish this with a simple oil finish, but I’ve been told it needs to match our bedroom furniture, so it will be stained now.

I mostly followed plans from an old issue of Woodworking Magazine, with a few changes here and there. The legs and top are both a bit thinner than called out in the magazine. Also, I didn’t cut out the corbels on the lower stretchers. The test fit of the lap joint turned into a final fit. I’m hoping it doesn’t crack. It’s made it through a few months from the winter into the spring, and so far so good.

-- Andrew Yang,

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#1 posted 04-26-2011 07:51 PM

Very artistic black and white

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#2 posted 04-26-2011 08:17 PM

I’m like Jim-nice presentation. Very neat work.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 04-26-2011 09:51 PM

All the milling was done by machine, and the top was cut out using a jigsaw. Other than that, everything else was done by hand. By my count that’d be 4 M&T, 4 half-blind dovetails, and 2 lap joints. I faired the curve using a combination of hand/power sanding and a spokeshave. Thanks for the comments.

-- Andrew Yang,

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#4 posted 04-27-2011 06:57 PM

Looks great! What type of wood did you use? It’s hard to tell from the photo.

I plan on making one of these soon.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 04-27-2011 08:30 PM


Hey Brandon, I used hard maple because I purchased a large stash off someone on Kijiji. I believe the traditional material is white oak, with a fumed finish.

-- Andrew Yang,

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