Wild wood shaker side table

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Project by Scott posted 11-18-2012 05:08 PM 1540 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this shaker table from tigerwood, sapele, canarywood, mahogany and pine. Only hand tools were used, including my treadle lathe for the legs and knob. These wild woods have some crazy reversing grain which is challenging with hand planes, but the results are worth it!

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#1 posted 11-18-2012 05:43 PM

This is a beautiful air loom piece of furniture, great craftsmanship show throughout the entire piece…thanks for showing…BC

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#2 posted 11-18-2012 06:05 PM

Long time fan of Shaker designs…nice design : )

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#3 posted 11-18-2012 06:09 PM

Good job, how did you make the beads on the side rails?


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#4 posted 11-18-2012 08:37 PM

Excellent build a beautiful piece.

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#5 posted 11-18-2012 10:01 PM

Mike, I have a set of beading planes which cut lots of different sizes of the beads. But you could also use a scraper, ground to the profile you want.


-- Scott in North Carolina

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#6 posted 11-19-2012 06:12 PM

I love it. It is chic, edgy and fabulous.


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#7 posted 12-02-2012 02:09 PM

I love the simplicity of Shaker. Well done!

I am actually in the process of finishing a Shaker 7-drawer chest as I type this! Go Shaker furniture!

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

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#8 posted 12-11-2012 06:45 PM

Very nice piece! Especially satisfying made by hand… great dovetails too!

-- Carl, Iowa

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