Bedside Tables

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Project by Maximillian posted 04-18-2012 09:27 AM 1260 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I live on a small farm in rural Auckland, New Zealand.
As a sideline I offer farmstay accommodation (check out www.
It took me a couple of years to renovate the section of the house that is to be used for accommodation and now
I am starting to make furniture to replace the old stuff.
The first project was a headboard and wardrobe doors, which you can see on one of my other posts.
The current project is a set of bedside tables.
The tops are made from pine, recycled from one of the old bed frames that I cut up. The legs are made from Pink Birch, which was left over from making my workbench.
The finish is Danish oil with ployurethane on the tops.
Next up a table/stand for the TV

-- Max, New Zealand

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#1 posted 04-18-2012 12:18 PM

Great job on the end tables. Very nice!

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

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#2 posted 04-18-2012 01:05 PM

Those are beautiful.
A picture of the undersides would be great if you have the time.

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#3 posted 04-18-2012 05:17 PM

Very nice.

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#4 posted 04-18-2012 06:19 PM

I like to cut up old furniture and build things out of it, too. It’s a great source lumber and hardware. The tables look good, too.

-- I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. I'm sorry,thanks.

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#5 posted 04-18-2012 09:26 PM

Pictures of the undersides, as requested. I secured one top using cleats (is that what you call them) and the other directly screwed through the aprons.
I wasn’t sure about wood movement so I drilled the holes oversize, which should accommodate any fluctuations.
I would be interested in Jocks’ views on methods of securing tabletops to the frame

-- Max, New Zealand

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#6 posted 04-19-2012 10:01 AM

Those are superb bedside tables! Thanks for sharing!

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