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I built this Shaker piece for my daughter-in-law quite a few years ago. She reminded me of it the other day. It was one of my first serious attempts.
-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.
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#1 posted 02-26-2012 03:16 PM
Looks really good, I love shaker style.
-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.
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#2 posted 02-26-2012 04:44 PM
Wow this is a very well done ,a beautiful shaker piece.
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#3 posted 02-26-2012 04:59 PM
Thanks Martin and Jim. I salvaged the cherry from a remodel job I was wiring in a mall. The hardest part about shaker are the turnings. They have to be just wright or it doesn’t look authentic.
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#4 posted 02-26-2012 08:59 PM
Beautiful table, joinery looks great
-- Don, Royersford, PA
#5 posted 02-26-2012 09:55 PM
Thanks alot Don. This one has the draw that slides through so it could be opened from either side. It slides on rails hung trom the top. Those shakers were unbelievable designers.
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#6 posted 02-27-2012 08:54 AM
this is a great piece where did you see the original did you do a drawing and are you willing to share it if it exists
oh ya 5 out of 5 stars for historical accuracy and finish
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#7 posted 02-27-2012 01:52 PM
Thanks for the nice words dude. I know I built it from an existing plan but I,m not sure from where. I’ll look around and see if I still have it. If I find it, it’s yours.
#8 posted 02-27-2012 05:21 PM
Dude, I couln’t find my issue, but the shaker table was built from a plan in Fine Woodworking #116. A project by Robert Treanor.
#9 posted 02-28-2012 01:43 AM
Ill try to find a copy of issue 116 you never know some one will have it
Lee A. Jesberger
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#10 posted 04-23-2012 11:04 PM
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#11 posted 04-24-2012 01:15 PM
Thanks Lee, this was one of my favorite projects. I’d like to crank out a few more of these.
#12 posted 04-28-2012 02:11 AM
I have this project in the que now and will be starting it soon I am curious what kind of pine you used for this project it has such a lovely color
#13 posted 04-28-2012 11:06 PM
White pine. I live in New England
#14 posted 04-29-2012 01:25 AM
was it clear white pine I have the article and am anxious to get this one on the bench
#15 posted 04-29-2012 11:22 AM
It was but I’m sure I cut it out of a piece of knotty. White pine is very abundant in New England and pretty cheap at the mills. As I recall the only pine in the table are the draw sides and bottom. The rest of the parts I made from salvaged cherry that came from a store remodel I wired quite a few years ago. The job site dumpster. Always a good source especially at the demo stage. You’ll have fun making this piece. It goes pretty quick and looks great. Make sure you pay attention to the turning and leg lines. It’s what makes it Shaker. Go at it Dude!
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