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This Shaker Style table is a required project at The North Bennet Street School’s Cabinet and Furniture Making program. The table must be made of poplar, with a milk paint finish, and the top and drawer fronts van be made of walnut, cherry, or maple. This table is walnut with a black milk paint on the frame.
The reason for the poplar and milk paint requirement is so that students focus on the joinery of the table.
I was able to use a beautiful piece of walnut for the top which has a slip joint that is virtually undetectable. The knob is also walnut, ebonized.
Finish on the walnut is multiple coats of hand rubbed shellac. The black finish is three coats of milk paint, followed by three coats of Watco oil, and then the entire table was waxed.

-- Roger Myers StrathamWood Studios LLC www.strathamwood.com





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MonteCristo

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#1 posted 530 days ago

Beautiful job ! I envy you going to the North Bennet Street School. It sounds like a great place for an aspiring cabinet maker.

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 530 days ago

Looks very good, you have brought it all together very nicely
a great piece for your portfolio

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 530 days ago

Although I’m not a fan of painted furniture, this is a really nice piece!

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SteveGaskins

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#4 posted 530 days ago

Love your table. Thanks for the detailed description.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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Cosmicsniper

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#5 posted 530 days ago

Really pretty. I do like the shaker look. You do a great job with this!

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mbs

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#6 posted 530 days ago

Fantastic work.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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Blackie_

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#7 posted 530 days ago

Nice table and I can understand why the use of poplar if it’s to be painted.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 426 days ago

That is a good looking table!

Of course coming from The North Bennet Street School’s Cabinet and Furniture Making program, is there any wonder?

Lee

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