side table

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Project by awlee posted 04-04-2013 10:19 PM 933 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a small side table, made of cherry with M & T joinery, aprons with beveled edges, a top with more gradual bevels, and tapered legs, and then finished with several coats of danish oil and wipe-on poly. Wish I had added a drawer (though now an excuse for a mate!). Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 04-05-2013 01:51 AM

Very well done ! I love the Shaker style : )

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#2 posted 04-05-2013 10:34 AM

Very nice build in the Shaker style. Simple, but beautiful.

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#3 posted 04-05-2013 11:20 AM

Great looking table.

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#4 posted 04-07-2013 10:30 PM

Nice little table. I made one just about like that a couple of months ago. My wife doesn’t like the look of cherry, so I attempted to stain it. That was a mistake. There is a lot of blotchiness and light areas where it didn’t absorb the stain. I said the same thing, which I had added a drawer ;)

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#5 posted 04-08-2013 09:29 AM

Nice job on table.Side tables can look great in any room in your home. If you pick one that matches your other decor, then a side table can add that little finishing touch that brings a room to life.

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#6 posted 04-14-2013 12:49 PM

Thanks for all the good words, everyone. That’s too bad about the staining, John_az. I’ve often had better luck with gel stain for getting a more even look.

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