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This project veers of the ‘Arts-and-Crafts’ path that I’m usually on. The warden and I saw some tables similar to these on a home tour in Austin a couple of years ago. She liked the size of them, I liked the open sides with the exposed drawer runners and the native pecan wood. So I built these by memory since photos were not allowed on the tour.
The top shelf angle detail was stolen from a fellow Lumberjock and it eliminated the need for a pegged tenon (which I thought might be a little too close to the top).
The wood here is also pecan, and instead of trying to hide the natural discolorations, I decided on a clear finish—a few applications of BLO topped off with 3 coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal wipe-on poly.
On to the headboard.
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