Cherry side table

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Project by Bob posted 05-09-2008 04:48 PM 1663 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of my early projects, a cherry side table. I got the design from The New Yankee Workshop, and the style is Shaker, more or less. I added the drawer knob later.

The finish is Danish oil and wax, which I have used on pretty much everything I’ve made from cherry. I generally flood on the first coat, then wet-sand two more coats, followed by 1-2 coats of wax. It’s very easy to apply (if a bit labor-intensive) and easy to renew when needed.

-- Bob, Oak Park Il,

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#1 posted 05-09-2008 04:58 PM

Really beautiful piece

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#2 posted 05-09-2008 05:06 PM

Thats a very nice table.

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#3 posted 05-09-2008 05:58 PM

Hi Bob,

This is a nice table. You did a good job with this piece. How did you finish it?

Thanks for the post.

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#4 posted 05-09-2008 06:43 PM

Another good project Bob.

I think it looks kinda rustic and I like rustic.

Good job.

-- Kirk H. --

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#5 posted 05-10-2008 04:20 AM

Another nice table, Love the cherry, hard to stain and keep it even. You probably already know that. mike

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#6 posted 05-10-2008 01:31 PM

I like the breadboard top you designed. Looks good.

-- JJohn

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#7 posted 05-11-2008 01:20 AM

I have made a couple of those. I enjoy the grain the oil finish enhances perfectly.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#8 posted 05-23-2008 06:54 PM

incredible figure …I love Shaker style….simply beautiful

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#9 posted 06-02-2008 05:11 PM

I’ve got one very similar that I’ll post as soon as I discipline myself to take some decent photos of it. You’ve got some seriously bold-grained cherry there! I can smell the wood from here…

Well done!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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