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Table & bench for the jewelry box

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Project by Bradford posted 11-05-2011 05:42 PM 1052 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After realizing that my daughter needed a table and chair for her “new box”, I spent every available moment working on them. I bought a pre-fab table top, boards and Queen Anne’s legs. Construction couldn’t be more simple. Clamp, drill pocket holes with my Kreg jig, screw together, sand and finish. Now she has the whole set. I haven’t given it to her yet. Since the finish is not fully cured, (no smell), It’s still in the shop. Now I have to clean her room up before I can surprise her with them…...whew…that may take awhile, wish me luck. Thanks for looking.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 11-08-2011 03:26 PM

Bradford, that looks really nice.

It’s a shame that so many projects get posted these days it’s impossible not to miss a few every now and then. Thanks for the heads up.

My only critique would be about attaching the top with pocket screws. Table tops will expand and contract with temperature and humidity changes, and you may end up with some splitting down the road. I usually use the ones pictured below. You make a groove in the apron for one end to fit into, and the side with the hole screws into the top. When the top moves, the fastener slides slightly in the groove so nothing cracks or splits.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Bradford

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#2 posted 11-09-2011 12:44 AM

Thanks for the heads up. I appreciate any help along the way. Sometimes we get excited about a project and overlook something critical. Would these be used on all four sides, or only on the ends, to allow expansion?

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#3 posted 11-09-2011 02:35 AM

You know, that’s a good question. I’ve always used them just on the sides in which the grain was running (The long sides in this case). But you DO have me wondering if I’ve been doing it right.

Either way, I think there is enough “give” in these clips to serve the purpose.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Bradford

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#4 posted 11-09-2011 05:24 PM

Thanks! Next the “Taj Mahal”. You know maybe these things would work in earthquakes to keep things from falling over in big library’s. :)

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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