Shaker inspired end table

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Project by WoodIfIcould posted 09-30-2012 02:07 PM 2775 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 09-30-2012 02:26 PM

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

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#2 posted 09-30-2012 02:26 PM

very nice i like the ambrousa maple.

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#3 posted 09-30-2012 02:40 PM

nice job and welcome to lumberjocks.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 09-30-2012 04:14 PM

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

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#5 posted 09-30-2012 05:03 PM

Beautiful choice of wood. Beautiful piece.

Welcome to LJ’s

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#6 posted 09-30-2012 05:23 PM

That combination is just beautiful

The design is also great

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#7 posted 09-30-2012 05:47 PM

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

-- John, BC, Canada

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#8 posted 09-30-2012 08:10 PM

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

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#9 posted 09-30-2012 11:46 PM

Nice work man,looks awesome.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#10 posted 09-30-2012 11:50 PM

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 10-01-2012 01:17 AM

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 10-01-2012 10:33 AM

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 10-01-2012 10:45 AM

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 10-02-2012 12:10 AM

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

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#15 posted 10-02-2012 02:39 AM

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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