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Project by cdarney posted 705 days ago 1636 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these end tables from plans purchased at Woodcraft. I made them EXACTLY how they said – except for the wood…the dimensions…some of the joinery…the finish…the hidden compartments…well, you get the idea.

They’re made from cherry with hard male drawer sides. Everything was finished with a few coats of shellac. The tops were over-coated with a few more coats of wipe-on poly and some paste wax.

I think the LOML is pleased with them. They’ll replace some very ugly mismatched ones we’re using now.





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Dinger

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#1 posted 705 days ago

I literally JUST finished thickness-planing some quartersawn white oak for this exact same project… Now I can’t post it! :)

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Dinger

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#2 posted 705 days ago

Oh, and beautiful tables by the way. Love the shellac finish.

-- "Begin every endeaver with the end ever in mind."

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KMP Wood Designs

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#3 posted 705 days ago

Great job and I’m sure she is well please with them! Well built and beautiful too. I made a white oak pair two years ago for my oldest son’s apartment.

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donutslayer

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#4 posted 704 days ago

I have always wondered if the Woodcraft plans are worth anything. Have you used any other of their plans?

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TexasJim

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#5 posted 704 days ago

Those are beautiful tables. I made a couple similar based on plans I drew up from a photo I saw online. There’s enough difference between yours and mine you might want to look at them. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/61911

Your craftsmanship is great. Love those tables.

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cdarney

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#6 posted 704 days ago

@Dinger – I’d love to see them when they’re done.

@donutslayer – I found the plans to be pretty thorough. I only found one error in the and it was a mis-labeled part. They were easy to follow and the cutlist was pretty good – assumiong your dimensions are the same as the plan’s.

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