Shaker pedestal table made with hand tools

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Project by Scott posted 03-28-2012 10:11 PM 2068 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 03-28-2012 11:02 PM

Excellent job looks like top notch work.

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#2 posted 03-28-2012 11:04 PM

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 03-29-2012 01:21 AM

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

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario (

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#4 posted 03-29-2012 02:28 AM

very impressive job. Are the feet dovetailed in?

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#5 posted 03-29-2012 02:32 AM

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 03-29-2012 02:38 AM

Fantastic Job! I am inspired.

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#7 posted 03-29-2012 04:16 AM

Very nice work. Roy would be proud of you!

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#8 posted 03-29-2012 10:14 PM

Great pictures, impressive hand work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#9 posted 03-30-2012 12:44 AM

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 03-31-2012 09:01 AM

Very Nice Project! Thanks For posting!

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#11 posted 03-31-2012 10:50 AM

This is a beautiful piece of furniture.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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