Shaker pedestal table made with hand tools

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Project by Scott posted 751 days ago 1446 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my first furniture project, made with hand tools only, in cherry.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#1 posted 751 days ago

Excellent job looks like top notch work.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 751 days ago

Absolutely beautiful. I love anything Shaker. This table is a classic. I’ve seen many over the years, but all have been done on the lathe. Your’s is the first stricktly with hand tools that I’ve seen. You are indeed a Shaker Craftsman. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful table.


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#3 posted 751 days ago

That is a simply elegant table. Your craftsmanship is impressive.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 751 days ago

very impressive job. Are the feet dovetailed in?

-- {Current North Bennet street school student}

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#5 posted 751 days ago

Thanks all for the comments. Yes, I carved sliding dovetails, which was challenging, but it turned out nicely.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#6 posted 751 days ago

Fantastic Job! I am inspired.

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#7 posted 751 days ago

Very nice work. Roy would be proud of you!

-- JohnnyB - - Sometimes determination can substitute for skill.

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#8 posted 750 days ago

Great pictures, impressive hand work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#9 posted 750 days ago

Yeah, that’s great work. When I first read the title, I thought “The pedestal wasn’t done with hand tools!” . You proved that wrong. It is a great looking table, on my list of projects to do. Thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 749 days ago

Very Nice Project! Thanks For posting!

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#11 posted 749 days ago

This is a beautiful piece of furniture.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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