Makeup Table for Daughter

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Project by Gator posted 01-01-2013 02:44 PM 1445 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The inspiration for this table came from one I saw on this site built by renners
There are a lot of “firsts” for me on this project, and I struggled a bit but managed to get it finished without too many “design changes” along the way. The material used is red oak & walnut, with a wipe on poly finish. The top is baltic birch covered with a laminate so any spillage of nail polish, etc would not damage the finish if I had gone with a solid wood top. The center of the top lifts up to reveal a storage compartment for her “stuff”, and a 16”x20” mirror so she can get the paint on straight..LOL. The top is banded with walnut as are the tips of the tapered legs. Her room has a leopard theme, so the brown laminate & walnut matched the colors, and I covered the seat cushion with a leopard print to try and tie it all together.

The firsts,
Mortice & Tenon joinery
Contrasting material tipped tapered legs

There were a few things I would have done a bit differently, but all in all it serves the purpose, and she loves it, so that makes it a succes.

As always comments and critics welcome.

Happy new Year everyone.


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#1 posted 01-01-2013 03:53 PM

great table,it turned out great and it’s something she can be proud of for a long time to come.
one day i’d like to try mortise and tenon,looks like yours turned out well.
thanks for sharing!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 01-01-2013 04:33 PM

Good build it looks super.

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#3 posted 01-01-2013 05:25 PM

Looks great…...Professional. I know where your coming from with all the “first”. I’m in the process of making my 10yr old boy a chess board. Had one “small” problem and had to give it to him half finished for Christmas. But back on track. I’m sure your daughter will cherish this set forever.

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#4 posted 01-01-2013 07:01 PM

Love it when a project includes the first time using a technique and comes out so nicely. It looks great, I’m sure your daughter will love it!

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#5 posted 01-01-2013 08:34 PM

Nice looking table.

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#6 posted 01-02-2013 04:01 PM

Great looking table and chair! She will enjoy it for a long time. Nice job for a first. Keep it up!


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