Hall Table

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Project by Bill Lattanzio posted 02-23-2013 10:29 AM 1439 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently completed this table loosely based on a design called a “library desk” and the hidden drawer idea came from a design on the cover of Popular Woodworking a few months back. The total build time was roughly 8 hours.

Finished with minwax 225 and two coats of a gloss poly.

-- Bill L, PA, I don't believe in isms, I just believe in me.

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#1 posted 02-23-2013 01:02 PM

Always been a fan of secret compartments. Very nice table, Bill.

-- "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather, teach them to long for the sea." ~Antoine de Saint Exupery

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#2 posted 02-23-2013 01:35 PM

Nice table. How do you plan to finish it?

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#3 posted 02-23-2013 01:38 PM

Nice clean build. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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Bill Lattanzio

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#4 posted 02-23-2013 02:30 PM

Thanks. It was a simple design but I feel that sometimes the simplest designs can be the most useful. It already has a spot allocated for it. For the finish I’m using a basic minwax stain, the Mahogany 225. I’ll condition it first. I’ll probably apply 2 gloss clear coats to the body and 3 to the table top. It was a fun build probably because it was one of my more straightforward ones.

-- Bill L, PA, I don't believe in isms, I just believe in me.

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#5 posted 02-23-2013 03:15 PM

great table,nice build.
i built a sofa table much like it awhile back,i like the simplicity of it.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#6 posted 02-23-2013 03:39 PM

Nice design . Be sure to post a pic or two of the finished project : )

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#7 posted 02-23-2013 04:21 PM

Nice job. Very clean lines on this.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 02-23-2013 05:01 PM

Well done!! Looks great, like the design. Welcome to LJ’s, thanks for posting.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#9 posted 02-23-2013 05:03 PM

Well done and really fast! I like the secret drawer.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 02-23-2013 06:10 PM

I’m hoping that I have the finish and the first clear coat applied this weekend. If I manage to get it done I’ll post some more photos tomorrow.

-- Bill L, PA, I don't believe in isms, I just believe in me.

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