Walnut Shaker Table

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Project by WoodenSoldier posted 1032 days ago 1427 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Shaker table made from walnut and curly walnut. I had completed the assembly about 3 months ago but put off finishing it because I’m so terrible and inexperienced with finishing. I guess I’ll only get better by practice.

Lots of mistakes made along the way. One of the most obvious is that I stained the dovetail joints. I wasn’t really sure what to do there so I put stain on the poplar drawer sides, which in hindsight looks kind of silly. Oh well. Also had some glue squeeze out along some of the joints that didn’t take the stain.

-- Create something everyday.

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#1 posted 1032 days ago

Nice looking shaker you have built there, dovetails look nice as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 1032 days ago

A project to be proud of. Nice job.

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#3 posted 1032 days ago


-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#4 posted 1032 days ago

Nice job!

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#5 posted 1032 days ago

That is really nice.

I like it,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 1032 days ago

I think that turned out near perfect. I too am always afraid of the finishing phase. The best thing for glue squeeze-out (other than blue tape) is a good sharp card scraper.

-- A Family That Prays Together...Is A Family That Stays Together

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#7 posted 1032 days ago

Looks great I like the lines and the tapered legs, What kind of joinery did you use for the aprons to the legs?

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Rick Dennington

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#8 posted 1032 days ago


Stellar job on the build of the table….Shaker-style is my favorite of all the furniture styles I’ve built. A few custometrs that I work for also like the style. I built a Shaker hall table (you can see it in my projects) actually for my wife to use to put her Christmas villages on, and a customer wanted to buy it really bad. I , of course, had to refuse, cause of the wife build thing. So..I had to wind up building them one…that’s ok…it’s all about the $$$....Nice finish job, and good taper on the legs…and even the dovetails are pretty….lol.

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#9 posted 1032 days ago

the tapered leg on the right looks off centered

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#10 posted 1032 days ago

99 coats of lacquer??

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#11 posted 1032 days ago

Beautiful table!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#12 posted 1032 days ago

Great looking table. I really love the color!!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#13 posted 1032 days ago

Gorgeous. Love this table!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#14 posted 1031 days ago

Great Lookin Table

-- Jim, Kentucky

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