LumberJocks

Poplar and oak bedside table

  • Advertise with us
Project by AgentSkwerl posted 03-18-2012 04:06 AM 2478 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first piece of furniture I have made in a long time. I needed a bedside table that was big enough to hold a laptop, cell phone, etc. Most of the table is made of poplar, with oak legs. I don’t have a tablesaw at the moment, so I made the table with just a miter saw and a Bosch router/table. I used the shims provided with the router table to do the jointing. It worked surprisingly well. Overall, I’m please with the outcome. I can’t wait to get my table saw.

-- Chris, Cary NC





13 comments so far

View woodworm's profile

woodworm

14164 posts in 3051 days


#1 posted 03-18-2012 04:21 AM

Very nicely done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

View TainoWorks's profile

TainoWorks

30 posts in 3245 days


#2 posted 03-18-2012 08:08 AM

Very elegant… I love the workmanship style, congrats….

-- Artesano

View doncutlip's profile

doncutlip

2832 posts in 3016 days


#3 posted 03-18-2012 02:47 PM

Nice table, cool avitar

-- Don, Royersford, PA

View Dusty56's profile

Dusty56

11806 posts in 3148 days


#4 posted 03-18-2012 03:45 PM

Nice combination of woods . Rare to see Poplar used without being painted or as drawer boxes. I like all of the color variations Mother Nature makes in Poplar : ) How about a well lit picture of the Oak legs ?

ditto on the avatar : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

View RibsBrisket4me's profile

RibsBrisket4me

1526 posts in 1966 days


#5 posted 03-18-2012 03:54 PM

Very nice!

View AgentSkwerl's profile

AgentSkwerl

12 posts in 1721 days


#6 posted 03-18-2012 04:26 PM

-Dusty56:

I really like the look of poplar with a gloss coat. The grain has a lot of depth. I actually used pine for the drawer boxes. I forgot to mention that in the description. I’m trying to get a good picture of the legs, but the lighting in the house isn’t cooperating. They are just oak with a 1/2 round over. Unfortunately, one of the pieces of oak has warped a tiny bit since I built this. If I did it again, I’d taper the legs on a table saw.

-- Chris, Cary NC

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

16951 posts in 2649 days


#7 posted 03-18-2012 05:07 PM

Nice looking table. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View DocSavage45's profile

DocSavage45

7697 posts in 2303 days


#8 posted 03-18-2012 05:10 PM

Great creation, I like wood grain as part of a piece. All woods deserve recognition! To bad they don’t cooperate? I have some 2×4’s that look like a bow! LOL sorry about the warpage.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

View jeff's profile

jeff

988 posts in 2925 days


#9 posted 03-18-2012 06:58 PM

simple and elegant,nicely done.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

View Beginningwoodworker's profile

Beginningwoodworker

13347 posts in 3133 days


#10 posted 03-19-2012 12:36 AM

Beautiful furniture!

View Martyroc's profile

Martyroc

2712 posts in 1766 days


#11 posted 03-19-2012 02:57 AM

That came out nice, it’s amazing what we can do even if we dint have the ideal tools for every project.
Welcome to LJ’s

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

View tonny's profile

tonny

15 posts in 1752 days


#12 posted 03-19-2012 08:08 PM

Very nice!! Like the color contrast.

What did you use for finish?

View AgentSkwerl's profile

AgentSkwerl

12 posts in 1721 days


#13 posted 03-19-2012 08:34 PM

It’s 5 coats of Minwax gloss polyurethane, with some serious sanding in between. The grain on the top really started to swell up after the first 2 coats

-- Chris, Cary NC

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com