Mom's Birthday Table

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Project by cstrang posted 11-27-2011 05:03 AM 1557 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a mahogany table that i made for mom’s birthday. It has maple inlayed in the legs and a hidden drawer with dovetailed purple heart slides. I applied a coat of minwax english chestnut and then a coat of dark walnut and finished it off with three coats of lacquer.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#1 posted 11-27-2011 05:19 AM

Nice work buddy you always post real fine projects and you have good taste…..thanks for posting once more.

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#2 posted 11-27-2011 05:42 AM

Beautiful table.

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#3 posted 11-27-2011 07:23 AM

I love the simplicity and rich beauty of this table – WELL DONE.

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#4 posted 11-27-2011 08:29 AM

Nice one CS

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 11-27-2011 03:24 PM

Mothers go all ga-ga over the ugliest clay ashtrays if one of their children make them. I imagine everyone in your town has seen a picture of this fine looking table. It really is one beautiful birthday present. Now, how do you top it for Christmas?

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#6 posted 11-27-2011 03:30 PM

Great job.
If your mom doesn’t like that, get a new mom.
I like that hidden drawer and the dove tail joinery.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#7 posted 11-27-2011 04:19 PM

Very nice Chris. Having the contrasting inlay really give the table a nice elegant look. The hidden draw is a great idea. Thanks for posting.

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#8 posted 11-27-2011 04:27 PM

Thanks guys, nailbanger2, as for Christmas… already got that planned out, new counter tops, backsplash, crown, door puls and a few raised panels around the peninsula in mom’s kitchen. She has been wanting to replace the whole kitchen but there isnt anything wrong with the maple raised panel doors she has there now lol, so I figure I’ll give it a face lift for her… when next Christmas comes around I think I’m screwed haha.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#9 posted 11-27-2011 05:43 PM


Really love the “Shaker-est” features of this table. Your Mom will love it!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 11-27-2011 07:34 PM


-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.

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#11 posted 11-28-2011 03:31 AM

Nice build. I especially like the hidden drawer feature. I also am a fan of wood inlays. I usually inlay walnut in oak, and would like to experiment with ebony too.
Great craftsmanship.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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