Cherry Shaker Sofa Table

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Project by Douglas posted 482 days ago 1324 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished my project blog on this build here. If you want to follow along the build.

It’s a skinnier version of the classic shaker hall table. This project held a few firsts for me: hand cut half blind dovetails for the drawers, and tapered legs using a taper jig. The finish is natural Danish oil followed by several coats of 50-50 clear and amber shellac.

It’s my best effort to date, and a gift to my sister for her new house.

-- Douglas in Chicago -

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#1 posted 482 days ago

Nice work on the shaker table. It looks really good.

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#2 posted 482 days ago

It looks great and the dovetails look terrific!

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#3 posted 481 days ago

Your dovetails look perfect! Good work dczward!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 481 days ago

real nice looking table

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#5 posted 481 days ago

great job on the table, nice clean lines.

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan

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#6 posted 481 days ago

Really nice. Love the dovetails! Did you have to plane the cherry?

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#7 posted 481 days ago

vanhandler – I planed the chamfers for he top, I planed the end grain on the dovetails to make them flush with the poplar drawer sides, and I planed everything else for smoothness, ... is that what you’re asking?

-- Douglas in Chicago -

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#8 posted 479 days ago

Beautiful and elegant shaker table! Great build and the dovetails are amazing.

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