But Daddy, They do not have the color I want!

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Project by Bearpaw posted 1207 days ago 1690 views 11 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter found this end table (picture #2) that she liked, but it only came in a black or white finish. It was a well build table, but she wanted a brown color. So this is my version of that table.

I went to the store and on line to get the measurements to build 2 end tables. The material is soft maple and the finish is sprayed lacquer in her custom color. Daughter is happy and Daddy is happy.

If you look in my projects, you will see the jig I made to flatten panels. This is the project it was made for. The only item that was a pain was the arched and lapped inserts for the sides. The lap joint was hand cut with a router.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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2449 posts in 1719 days

#1 posted 1207 days ago

I really like this! Great lines and very nice color!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 1207 days ago

good job!

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#3 posted 1207 days ago

Great job. That is a really cool design. I like your version better.

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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#4 posted 1207 days ago

Very well done and the construction/ finish looks top notch !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#5 posted 1207 days ago

Just shows us Dads have to be up for whatever :)) (I have 2 daughters & know these things LOL)
nice job

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 1207 days ago

Although the second picture is not very clear I think yours looks much better than the one in the store. Yours looks to have a nicer finish and the top is really nice also. The store bought one seems to be all one color.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#7 posted 1207 days ago

That is beautiful. Nicely done!

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#8 posted 1207 days ago

And if daddy can’t built it, the daughter will learn woodworking to do it herself ;)

Really nice piece.

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#9 posted 1203 days ago

Beautiful table! Your daughter has good taste and a terrific dad!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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