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Arts and Crafts Storage End Table in QSWO

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Project by Vincent Nocito posted 618 days ago 1680 views 10 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We needed an end table to go between the two settles in the living room. My wife wanted to have storage for holding throw pillows and blankets. This is the design that I came up with. It is a scaled up version of a set of night tables that I built a few years ago (without the drawer). The table stands 29” h and the top measures 27” x 27”. The cabinet portion is 24”w x 24” d x 28.25” h The construction is a commbination of mortise and tenon and stub tenons. The panels are 0.5” QSWO plywood f and solid QSWO for the top, legs and frame (photo 5). The bottom is held in place with cleats and pocket hole screws (photo 6). The bottom rails are arched to give the piece some lightness. The doors use stub tenons. The interior is finished with clear satin Arm-R-Seal. The stain is General Finishes Candelite and the topcoat is satin Arm-R-Seal and clear Briwax.





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Sandra

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#1 posted 618 days ago

Very rich, classy looking piece.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#2 posted 618 days ago

Great job and nice design. I like how you finished it. Was it General Finishes Candelite a liquid oil or gel stain?
Thanks for the post

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pintodeluxe

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#3 posted 618 days ago

Vincent,
You really got the details right on this one. The stock you selected is magnificent! Great storage too.
Well done indeed!

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

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#4 posted 618 days ago

This is a beautiful piece ,well done.

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#5 posted 618 days ago

It really looks nice. I like the design touches.

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#6 posted 618 days ago

Elegant design! It looks very much like a well-preserved vintage piece. I especially like the understated door detailing.

-- Skip, Forestville, CA, http://www.sonomastainedglass.com

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#7 posted 618 days ago

I wanted this piece to look antique so the finishing was done a bit differently. After sanding to 150 mesh, I stained the piece with General Finishes Candelite gel stain. After the stain was dry, I sanded the piece again removing almost all of the stain. The pores were darker and the wood almost looked like oak after fuming. I left some stain in the corners to give it an aged look. After removing the dust, I stained with General Finishes Candlelite oil based stain. I let the stain cure for about a week before starting the first of three coats of Arm-R-Seal. I sanded to 320, 400 and finally 600 mesh with wet dry sandpaper after the finish coats. The final step was Briwax applied with a soft cloth and then buffed out with Rockler polishing cloth.

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#8 posted 618 days ago

Sturdy, elegant and functional! Great one.

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#9 posted 618 days ago

Splendid. You’re doing it perfectly.!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#10 posted 617 days ago

Nice visuals. Looks like some really good plywood. Well done.

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#11 posted 617 days ago

Beautiful good looking piece. Nice selection of wood and finish.

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#12 posted 601 days ago

I love it… This is a style I like!

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