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Project by empeg9000 posted 316 days ago 557 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pair of shaker end table I made out of reclaimed lumber from my old stairs I took out of my home about a year ago. I did all of the joinery by hand and made solid bottom drawers and raised the panels with my hand plane. That was the first time I did that also. The finish is Milk Paint with a water based matte finish and a coat of paste wax. Making drawers was also a first time thing for me along with dove tails. I had practiced a bunch but never done them.

This is the wood I started with

Lots of nails and tacks to pull out

Hand planing the glued up tops

Cutting the tenons on the aprons

Cutting the mortises

Thanks for looking and I learned a ton on this project. I am getting quicker and quicker with hand tools. I am starting to feel proficient. You can see more of the project on my photo blog.





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aussiedave

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#1 posted 316 days ago

A nice pair of end tables…..if that was a first in making drawers they came out perfect. Great job all round.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 316 days ago

These are very nice clean tables. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#3 posted 316 days ago

This is high on the Galoot Index for sure, very nice work and great pics of the process. Thanks for posting, enjoy your tables!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Lyn

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#4 posted 316 days ago

Good on you for using reclaimed wood. I love the bottoms of the drawers. I hate when someone just puts plywood there. Nice job.

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empeg9000

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#5 posted 315 days ago

Thanks everyone. Nikki thanks for the comments on the drawers. The funny thing is that probably took me five minutes tops for both drawer bottoms with my #4. I don’t even think I could have gotten the router set up in that much time.

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 313 days ago

That’s great recycle to make beautiful end tables from old stairs. Love the design and dovetails. Great job and photos as well.

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