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Project by Marco Cecala posted 05-04-2011 03:38 AM 3808 views 38 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a recently completed Shaker Hall Table. Here are the specifics;

Cherry legs, tapered on the inside only, keeps the outside line neater. The mortise and tenons are draw bored. After the 3/16 dowels are cut flush, I square the circle with a chisel and install the ebony plugs then plane flush.

The cherry top was resawn from a 12/4 blank. There is a sap void I filled with crushed acrylic pen blank and epoxy.

The drawer fronts are #1 common walnut, got it cheap and the figure is beautiful. Tough to plane though.

The knobs were glued from 8 ebony squares and on cherry in the middle. Thanks to Scrappy for helping me figure out how to turn these.

I like the fine English style pins on my hand cut dovetails, the walnut cleaned up nice.

The finish is French Polish, open pore on the drawers and closed pore everywhere else.

Thanks for looking, I’m happy to answer any questions you may have. Thanks for looking.





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dakremer

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#1 posted 05-04-2011 03:47 AM

This is beautiful Marco. Great table. Nice photos!

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

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#2 posted 05-04-2011 04:03 AM

Shakers never made them this good very cool.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 05-04-2011 04:07 AM

Your work is outstanding! The design lines and grain compliment each other, the french finish is great. I have heard of the technique but have never tried it.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#4 posted 05-04-2011 04:17 AM

Wow.. unbelievable craftsmanship

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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58j35bonanza

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#5 posted 05-04-2011 04:28 AM

Very nice! I wish I had the experience to build one. Maybe someday, but have a long way to go.
Again, nice job!

-- Chuck

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Karson

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#6 posted 05-04-2011 04:52 AM

A beautiful table. The wood grain in the drawers are just fantastic.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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kenn

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#7 posted 05-04-2011 06:03 AM

That is a great looking project. The cherry is beautiful, the walnut accents nicely and the pulls really set things off. Terrific.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#8 posted 05-04-2011 06:18 AM

Gorgeous!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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djwong

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

Beautiful table! Can you give a little more detail about the legs? Is it a trick of the eye that the legs are slightly rounded at the bottom, or are they square? It looks like they have an increasingly wide rounded chamfer as you approach the bottom. Thanks.

-- David W. Cupertino, CA

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Jim

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#10 posted 05-04-2011 08:31 AM

Love the grain!

-- Jim, www.greenteawoodworking.com

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#11 posted 05-04-2011 09:54 AM

Wow, very nice. I love the pulls!.

Cheers

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#12 posted 05-04-2011 11:39 AM

Exelent design and craftmanship. Well done!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#13 posted 05-04-2011 12:43 PM

this is beautiful. nice clean lines and great-looking wood. congrats.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#14 posted 05-04-2011 12:58 PM

22 thumbs up..spectacular table

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#15 posted 05-04-2011 01:31 PM

Great wood combo!! sometimes the cheapest cuts of wood turn out spectacular!

-- Doug...

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