Wild wood shaker side table

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Project by Scott posted 652 days ago 1121 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 652 days ago

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 652 days ago

Long time fan of Shaker designs…nice design : )

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#3 posted 652 days ago

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


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#4 posted 652 days ago

Excellent build a beautiful piece.

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#5 posted 652 days ago

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 651 days ago

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


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#7 posted 638 days ago

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 629 days ago

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

-- Carl, Iowa

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