Norm's Shaker Bedside Table

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This is a faithful reproduction of Norm Abrams’ instructions in his original NYW book from the late 80’s I think. I even used recycled pine like he always does for these type of projects. I tore down a set of built in shelves to install a new built in cabinet in my den and kept the pine, as it was largely knot-free and probably about 50-60 years old. I planed the boards down to about 5/8’s to remove the finish and went from there.

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#1 posted 01-03-2012 04:43 AM

This turned out great nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-03-2012 08:32 AM

Ditto to what Jim said – Very Nice!

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#3 posted 01-04-2012 04:21 AM

The table turned out great. I have the same NYW book and have built the same table a few times.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 01-04-2012 04:22 AM

Nice shaker table.

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