Cherry side table

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Project by Bob posted 2301 days ago 1191 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 2301 days ago

Really beautiful piece

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#2 posted 2301 days ago

Thats a very nice table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 2301 days ago

Hi Bob,

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

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 2301 days ago

Another good project Bob.

I think it looks kinda rustic and I like rustic.

Good job.

-- Kirk H. --

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#5 posted 2301 days ago

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

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 2300 days ago

I like the breadboard top you designed. Looks good.

-- JJohn

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#7 posted 2300 days ago

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 2287 days ago

incredible figure …I love Shaker style….simply beautiful

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#9 posted 2277 days ago

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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