Red Oak End Table

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Project by Zahnarzt posted 06-01-2012 03:52 PM 1807 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a red oak shaker end table stained with a red mahogany and sealed with 3 coats of a wipe on poly. Joinery is pocket hole screws ( I know I know, this will be my last project with them). Plans from Canadian Home Workshop.

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#1 posted 06-01-2012 07:09 PM

Nice! What’s wrong with the pocket hole fasteners?

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#2 posted 06-01-2012 11:14 PM

Good Job. I’ve built a few very similar to this AND I used pocket hole fasteners as well. There is nothing wrong with using them on something like this. I also use the red mahogany stain on some of my oak pieces. I have also used a dark brown dye under the stain and it gives a very deep tone and takes some of the red out of the final color. Experiment with it and see what you think.

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#3 posted 06-03-2012 11:50 PM

I’m just a noobie woodworker and the pocket hole screws seem to get a bad rap. I’m finding their place though and having a blast experimenting with more conventional joinery. Thanks for the finishing tips. I haven’t worked with much dye. Any books or websites you’d recommend?

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#4 posted 05-16-2013 09:49 AM

I love this table.Red oak is beautiful.Oak end table always put a special charm to the decor of your home.The end table is a classic piece of furniture that should be included in any home.

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