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Project by cstrang posted 974 days ago 1379 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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GMman

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#1 posted 974 days ago

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

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Beginningwoodworker

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#2 posted 974 days ago

Beautiful table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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MrMeasureTwice

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#3 posted 974 days ago

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

-- -- Jim “Mr. Measure Twice” Marchetti -- http://www.mrmeasuretwice.com/

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Grumpy

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#4 posted 974 days ago

Nice one CS

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

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nailbanger2

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#5 posted 974 days ago

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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Woodwrecker

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#6 posted 974 days ago

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

-- Having fun...Eric

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will delaney

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#7 posted 974 days ago

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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cstrang

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#8 posted 974 days ago

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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lew

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#9 posted 973 days ago

Chris,

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

Lew

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

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EzJack

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#10 posted 973 days ago

Nice!

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

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#11 posted 973 days ago

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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