Arts & Crafts End Tables

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Project by mainwoodworks posted 12-16-2011 02:13 PM 2885 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These tables are made of Red Oak, stained a dark oak, and measure 24 X 16 X 24. The last picture shows some cheap clips made from scraps that hold the top on. This allows the top to expand and contract with out splitting. I had some doubts about finishing before Christmas because of all the other projects that kept popping up that needed attending to.

-- Measure twice, cut once, and hope for the best.

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#1 posted 12-16-2011 03:34 PM

Nicely done
I also always have the same problem this time year.

-- Doug...

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#2 posted 12-16-2011 03:57 PM

Those are some nice looking end tables, does the bottom shelf go through the runners or is that just a decorative piece on the outside to look that way? Where did you get those handles? I’m looking for something like that for a current project that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.

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#3 posted 12-16-2011 04:00 PM

Some very nice looking end tables. Work like this makes me want to move from ‘round’ back to ‘flat work’ again.


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#4 posted 12-16-2011 05:01 PM

Very nice tables. Great joinery.

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#5 posted 12-16-2011 09:45 PM

Great job!

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#6 posted 12-16-2011 11:03 PM

Yes the bottom shelf goes through the runner, The runner is in 2 pieces and the shelf is notched out to let the shelf expand and contract.
I bought the drawer pulls on line at PA0721-BMA, Old Mission Bail Pull. The price was $5.59 ea.

-- Measure twice, cut once, and hope for the best.

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#7 posted 12-17-2011 12:06 AM

Great looking tables

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#8 posted 12-17-2011 12:06 AM

Sweet tables. love them. Thank you for sharing your work.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#9 posted 12-17-2011 02:55 PM

Love the curves….what kind of finish did you use?

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#10 posted 12-18-2011 02:18 AM

I used a water based semi-gloss polyurethane top coat. 3 coats sprayed on with 220 grit light sanding between coats.

-- Measure twice, cut once, and hope for the best.

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