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Project by Dave77 posted 05-14-2011 02:50 PM 2236 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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FlWoodRat

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#1 posted 05-14-2011 03:03 PM

Dave,

Simply beautiful. Well done sir.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#2 posted 05-14-2011 03:37 PM

Dave,

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

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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#3 posted 05-14-2011 10:36 PM

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

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Randy Sharp

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#4 posted 05-15-2011 02:52 AM

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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woodzy

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#5 posted 05-15-2011 04:35 AM

Great job. Your dovetails are nice and tight.

-- Anthony

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#6 posted 05-16-2011 04:36 AM

Well done! Great photos too!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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Dave77

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#7 posted 05-16-2011 08:08 PM

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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Jfed987

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#8 posted 05-20-2011 05:37 AM

Awesome table Dave!

John

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