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Small Shaker table in Cherry for under the TV

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Project by WoodMedicFD posted 677 days ago 747 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello,

Here is my first real project – we needed a small, simple table for under our TV set and couldn’t find anything that fit right, so I said, “No problem, I’ll build one!” Famous last words, eh? Anyway, months later here’s what I ended up with.

It’s a small shaker-style table, made with cherry. Put together with a Kreg pocket screw holes (what a tool, just great). Notice the clamp I used when I actually joined the pieces, makes it unbelievably easy, at Rockler for $25. Could not have got them that square without it.

Overall dimensions are 47” x 15” at 17” tall. I like the shaker style, simple with nice dimensions and proportions. It is very pleasing to the eye.

Everyone likes that little knot hole I left in the top – at first I thought it was an imperfection but really it’s very cool.

Note my tabletop glue up, I strongly subscribe to the “No clamp should match” theory of joining wood.

Finished it with 3 coats of “Emett’s Good Stuff” a mysterious concoction that I buy from my local hardwood supplier.

I hope you like the progressive pictures that give you an idea of how I made it. It’s my first try at building something nice and I learned a lot. I did most of the work myself but I did have my hardwood supplier shop run the top through their planer because it was so large, I also had them cut the notches in the shelf with their bandsaw and a shopmade jig.

Ok, there you go, on to the next project….

Mike





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JoeRPhilly

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#1 posted 677 days ago

Great job, I’m sure you’re ready for many more projects now! The kreg jig really is great, it gives us beginners an easy way to build something they can be proud of. Your table looks great. Be prepared to start buying more and more tools…

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Bubba84

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#2 posted 677 days ago

Wow, that is a very impressive looking (beautiful) shaker table for your television. I will have to look for that Kreg pocket hole screw tool. I am new to woodworking and I think our workshop needs to have as many handy and helpful tools as it can get.

-- Russ and Christina enjoying life with our two poochies!! :)

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HorizontalMike

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#3 posted 595 days ago

Now THIS is an idea! I have a 47in LCD that needs a new table/stand and your Shaker table version looks very doable. Thanks for sharing.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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