LumberJocks

shaker side table

  • Advertise with us
Project by Dave77 posted 1071 days ago 1796 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





8 comments so far

View FlWoodRat's profile

FlWoodRat

732 posts in 2410 days


#1 posted 1071 days ago

Dave,

Simply beautiful. Well done sir.

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

View ChuckV's profile

ChuckV

2260 posts in 2028 days


#2 posted 1071 days ago

Dave,

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

-- “A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.” ― Mark Twain

View Broglea's profile

Broglea

664 posts in 1592 days


#3 posted 1070 days ago

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

View Randy Sharp's profile

Randy Sharp

346 posts in 2174 days


#4 posted 1070 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.

View woodzy's profile

woodzy

413 posts in 1180 days


#5 posted 1070 days ago

Great job. Your dovetails are nice and tight.

-- Anthony

View christopheralan's profile

christopheralan

1105 posts in 2221 days


#6 posted 1069 days ago

Well done! Great photos too!

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

View Dave77's profile

Dave77

7 posts in 1417 days


#7 posted 1068 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

View Jfed987's profile

Jfed987

9 posts in 1066 days


#8 posted 1065 days ago

Awesome table Dave!

John

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase