Stickley Side Table

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Project by Todd A. Clippinger posted 03-10-2007 09:05 AM 4342 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this table for my Mom. I stay at her house when I work in Ohio, it is where I grew up. I always help do work and maintenance on the house when I am there. I wanted to make something for her and she saw this side table in one of my magazines, I get them all. (I really mean ALL.) This plan was in Wood Magazine I think. Once again the choice of wood is cherry. Come on guys, you just can’t go wrong with it! The finish is a precatalyzed lacquer, I just keep the pressure pot loaded with it, and it works great. I use a satin because it looks good on so many projects. I haven’t done much that called for anything glossy. The emotional satisfaction for this project is pretty high. Mom just treasures it. I highly recommend this project as something easy to accomplish in a weekend and it would be very well received by anyone.

These pictures were taken in my brother’s shop in Ohio. It is great, I have a shop in Montana and Ohio. Half of the stationary tools were mine at one time, so they are like old friends.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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Roger Strautman

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#1 posted 03-10-2007 12:59 PM

You are a very fortunate person to have a well supplied shop in two parts of this great country.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#2 posted 03-10-2007 01:00 PM

I really like this. No wonder it’s a hit!!
Hmmmm brain thinking….

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 03-10-2007 03:26 PM

Man, look how fast his hands move. Maybe this is really superman in disquise. Mild-mannered lumberjock is caught on camera rubbing at a gazillion rubs per second.

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Mark A. DeCou

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#4 posted 03-10-2007 03:58 PM

cool table for sure. What issue of the magazine is this from?

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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Mark A. DeCou

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#5 posted 03-10-2007 03:58 PM

great shop. Now, you just need a Lumberjocks Shirt on!

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#6 posted 03-10-2007 04:02 PM

Nice clean design and great looking shop.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 03-10-2007 04:08 PM

That’s a beautiful shop, but a shop only contributes to craftsmanship. The craftsmanship comes first.

This is a lovely little table. Todd.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#8 posted 03-10-2007 04:22 PM

Verynice! Two shops, how Awesome!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#9 posted 03-10-2007 05:27 PM

I can see why your mom loves it so. That gift is one of the special parts of woodworking. Thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 03-10-2007 06:24 PM

I really like the feature of the pegs.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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#11 posted 03-10-2007 06:53 PM

Beautiful shop, and to think it is one of three he has access to. I would be happy if I just had one that looked like that.

Great job on the table.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#12 posted 05-07-2007 02:42 AM

Todd -

Great shop(S) and a gorgeous table!


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#13 posted 05-20-2007 05:13 AM

Great table Todd. You going to be back home and visiting with us more often before long?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#14 posted 07-19-2007 04:00 AM

Great looking table Todd.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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