Miss Ann's Table

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Project by Alster posted 09-02-2011 05:35 AM 1110 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this table for my little boy’s pre-school teacher, Miss Ann. She wanted a round table, about 22” tall, made of real wood. I made the top from some nice pine boards, and the base from SYP 2×12’s that I face-glued into 3×3 legs. All of the work was done by hand: mortises for the aprons hand chopped, tenons hand sawn, boards for the tabletop jointed by hand, and the circle rough cut and smoothed to shape with a spokeshave.

The base is painted with dark brown spray paint (my little boy helped!); the top got General Finishes Shaker Maple stain topped with amber shellac and varnish.

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#1 posted 09-02-2011 05:40 AM

Very nice table. It must be a labor of love to do a project like this with only hand tools. I really like it.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#2 posted 09-02-2011 01:49 PM

Well built and thought out table. Good work.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#3 posted 09-02-2011 02:16 PM

Good looking table. I envey you guys with your skills & ability to build with hand tools.

-- Earth first, we'll drill the rest of the planets later. Vern

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#4 posted 09-02-2011 02:18 PM

Looks great!! Nice work.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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