Shaker inspired end table

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Project by WoodIfIcould posted 571 days ago 1572 views 10 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been a follower of Lumberjocks for quite some time and have finally singed up…bout time, I guess.
This is my latest project. Shaker inspired end table with my own touch. Sketched and drew up my own
plans. Made from Walnut and Wormy Maple. Has standard taper legs from front, but added a curved
taper that is only seen from the sides. Drawer “hangs” on maple wood glides that slide on chanels
on the drawer sides. Drawer, all maple, was done with shoulder joints. Finished with Danish Oil and wax and some elbow grease. Constructive criticism welcome!

-- Tim, IL

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#1 posted 571 days ago

Nice touch using the maple for the drawer front. Adds greatly to the appearance.

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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#2 posted 571 days ago

very nice i like the ambrousa maple.

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#3 posted 570 days ago

nice job and welcome to lumberjocks.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 570 days ago

Fantastic job! I like the whole piece. Welcome to lumberjocks!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#5 posted 570 days ago

Beautiful choice of wood. Beautiful piece.

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#6 posted 570 days ago

That combination is just beautiful

The design is also great

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#7 posted 570 days ago

Beautiful wood and well executed—great job. Welcome to LJs!

-- John, BC, Canada

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#8 posted 570 days ago

Two of my favorite woods ! That is one seriously beautiful piece of Ambrosia Maple : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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#9 posted 570 days ago

Nice work man,looks awesome.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#10 posted 570 days ago

Thanks to all for the encouraging comments – much appreciated.
Oh, and Dusty56, the top is 2 pieces…beginners luck with the grain matching on my part, I suppose!

-- Tim, IL

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#11 posted 570 days ago

That is a beautiful piece! The ambrosia maple top is perfectly matched. The curved tapered legs are very clever (not sure how you did them). Welcome to a great site. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 570 days ago

Great looking table. I like the angle cut on the bottom of the top. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#13 posted 570 days ago

That’s a piece to be proud of! I like the simple Shaker style; it lets the beauty of your wood choices have the limelight. Good work!

-- Robb

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#14 posted 569 days ago

What are the dimensions? I really like the design and top

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#15 posted 569 days ago

chris1999: the table top is 19-1/2” x 16-1/2”. The height is 25-1/4”. Pretty low but just the right height for next to a chair or couch. The top overhangs the base by about 1-3/8” on all sides. All the Walnut came from a 2”x 6”x 42” slab…had just a little leftover. The maple was from 2 boards, each originally about 7/8” T x 9” W.
Hope that helps.

-- Tim, IL

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