Cherry night tables

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Project by DonH posted 05-03-2012 04:05 PM 1163 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built two of these tables to accompany the bed I made (previous post). They are cherry with roasted maple accents and curly maple drawers. All joinery was hand cut. The legs are mortice and tenon to the back and sides with dovetails joining the front cross pieces. Drawers are dovetailed at all four corners. Finish is tung oil.



-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#1 posted 05-03-2012 04:07 PM

what a beauty!

-- John - Central PA -

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 05-03-2012 04:37 PM

Great job, Don.


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#3 posted 05-03-2012 04:42 PM

Most professional.
Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 05-03-2012 05:18 PM

Good to see a project from you,been long enough since you posted any on here.Great work and as always very neatly done.

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#5 posted 05-03-2012 05:23 PM

Really beautiful looking night tables. Excellent job.

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

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#6 posted 05-03-2012 06:13 PM

Hi all – thanks for the kind comments. Good to be back on LJs. All my best to Lee, Steve and Gul.


-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#7 posted 05-04-2012 05:33 PM

Good job

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#8 posted 05-05-2012 01:36 PM

What is “roasted maple”??? Great job!! I LOVE the design…

-- Carl W Richardson, Tennessee Woodworker

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#9 posted 05-05-2012 02:01 PM

beautiful job and very nice color contrast.

-- ~ Guy Woodward, Pflugerville Texas

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#10 posted 05-05-2012 02:26 PM

Hi Jeanmarc, Carl and Guy

Thanks for the interest and comments.

Carl – roasted maple is heated until it turns dark brown uniformly through the planks. It takes a finish well and is softer than “raw” maple so it is best used for decorative parts rather than primary structure. Great to work with hand tools.


-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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