shaker side table

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Project by Dave77 posted 1194 days ago 2005 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the classic shaker night stand that many a woodworker has built. This one was desinged by Chris Becksvoort. I shortened the lenght of the top a bit for my tastes. It is a great project for practicing some classic woodworking skills such as mortise and tenon joinery, dovetail joints, and tapering legs. Plus at the end you have a very practical piece of furniture. This table is built from cherry, hard maple, and an ebonized walnut knob.

-- David Thiessen

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#1 posted 1194 days ago


Simply beautiful. Well done sir.

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#2 posted 1194 days ago


That is very nice looking. What did you use as a finish?

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#3 posted 1194 days ago

I never get tired of looking at these. Nice work Dave.

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#4 posted 1193 days ago

Very nice work, David. The dovetails are outstanding. It these types of projects that I appreciate seeing on Lumberjocks. Thanks for sharing.

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#5 posted 1193 days ago

Great job. Your dovetails are nice and tight.

-- Anthony

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#6 posted 1192 days ago

Well done! Great photos too!

-- christopheralan

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#7 posted 1192 days ago

Thanks everyone! Chuck V asked about the finish. I used 3 coats of Watco wipe-on poly over bare cherry. It applies very easily. It is topped off with a coat of paste wax.

-- David Thiessen

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#8 posted 1188 days ago

Awesome table Dave!


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