|Project by empeg9000||posted 06-07-2013 12:13 PM||666 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
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.