Mission end table

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Project by Jason_31 posted 10-31-2012 01:27 AM 1473 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first piece of real furniture and I very proud of it. It’s also the first project i have designed using sketchup and wow, that has got to be one of the most useful tools out there. all made with mortice and tenon, which was my first time doing that kind of joinery and i enjoyed it very much. Finish is a water based aniline dye (fumed light oak) with a dark walnut pigment stain over that. the finish coat is NC lacquer.

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#1 posted 10-31-2012 01:42 AM

Nice looking end table Jason. Welcome to Lumberjocks and thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#2 posted 10-31-2012 01:52 AM

Very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 10-31-2012 02:05 AM

great looking end table. Well constructed, great design, wonderful colour and finish.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario (

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#4 posted 10-31-2012 02:33 AM

really like mission style ,great choice of stain,a project well done and welcome LUMBERJOCKS.

-- dean2336,nebr.

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#5 posted 10-31-2012 02:33 AM

Nice work. What was the stain color?

-- Dennis,Houston,

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#6 posted 10-31-2012 02:44 AM

thanks so much everyone, being new to woodworking it’s great hearing kind words about your projects from experienced craftsman!

the stain was an water based aniline dye “fumed light oak” and i mixed it to the packages specs, ended up being FAR FAR darker than i wanted but in the end im happy. after i used aniline dye i realized it wasnt the best choice on porous oak since it didnt penetrate the pores. so i used “dark walnut” pigment stain over top of that.

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#7 posted 10-31-2012 02:47 AM

Very nice!

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#8 posted 10-31-2012 12:34 PM

You really hit this one out of the park as far as color goes. Looks great, the grain really pops.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#9 posted 10-31-2012 05:51 PM

Man, that is amazingly similar to a pair of tables I built. Love that style. You did a great job. If I had mine to do over i would do something similar to what you did with the lower shelf. I have the same handle. :) (Mine are posted here on LJ somewhere) Great job (and your pictures are lot better than mine).

-- If the world was a logical place, men would be the ones who ride horses sidesaddle.

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#10 posted 10-31-2012 09:24 PM

Simple and elegant.

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#11 posted 10-31-2012 11:05 PM

Looks like you nailed it!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#12 posted 11-01-2012 01:56 AM

the finish really sets this piece off.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#13 posted 12-03-2012 01:24 AM

I love Mission style. Well done!

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

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#14 posted 12-27-2012 06:07 PM

Beautiful piece of furniture. Love the color.

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