Walnut Shaker Table

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Project by piesafejim posted 1024 days ago 1079 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this little table last weekend. This might be the best find in lumber i have ever made i got the 8/4 for the legs at a yard sale it was 10” wide and 14’ long for a mere 20 bucks. This is my first attempt at blind dovetails and i guess i got lucky for the first attempt was the final result. The finish is Watco Danish Oil with 3 coats of Watco satin wax and finished with about 4 coats of Briwax and alot of elbow grease. My grand daughter to be (my little shop helper woodworker to be) decided tht she wanted to help me wax, and after about 10 minutes she decided she liked wax on rather than wax off. Any way i hope you like this project.

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#1 posted 1024 days ago

And what a find it was!
Goes to show you never know what can be found at a yard sale.
Very classy.

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#2 posted 1024 days ago

the dovetails came out great…nice find on the Walnut and you made great use of it : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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#3 posted 1024 days ago

Elegant table! Looks great in walnut. How long after you built it did it take your wife to ask for a matching table for the other side of the sofa?

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#4 posted 1024 days ago

Very nice, I’ve been thinking of doing one of those…

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#5 posted 1024 days ago

Great looking table, nice walnut, thanks for sharing.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#6 posted 1024 days ago

You made a classy table.
Having a little helper makes it even better.

-- Keith - Iowa

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#7 posted 1023 days ago

Nice looking end table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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