Arts and Crafts Mission style round end table

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Project by Dusty posted 03-24-2007 12:52 PM 4204 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These red oak round lamp end tables are made out of 3/4 stock.

The legs are cut separate. The mortise is cut where the cross member is dadoed out to to fit with the other cross member.

The top is 3/4 glued up stock and cut to what ever size top you desire.

I made a 10 inch 14 inch and 18 inch top to fit my needs.

I use figure 8’s to fasten the top.

You have to be careful when you lay out the legs so the cross members fit well. The table must also sit level.

Its easy to make a layout or cutting error.

There is a little more to building them than I had thought when I first seen them in a magazine. I only had was a picture and no dimensions to go by.

I cut a 1/4 striip of oak and glued it on the edge for edge banding of the top to avoid end grain which takes on stain very diferently.

I used my 12 step mission finish process.

-- Dusty

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#1 posted 03-24-2007 01:30 PM

very nice,Dusty

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#2 posted 03-24-2007 03:15 PM

Very impressive Dusty. Your 12 step finish process provided a very consistent color to the tables.

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#3 posted 03-24-2007 03:18 PM

Dusy -

Very nice! I like the grain on the top of the larger table. I sure do like your finishing process.


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#4 posted 03-24-2007 06:07 PM

Two more beautiful pieces Dusty. And I agree with David, I sure to like the finishing process. It just makes them glow. Thanks for sharing.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#5 posted 03-24-2007 07:53 PM

Dusty..Whats a figure 8?
Good stuff as always!

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#6 posted 03-24-2007 08:30 PM


Figure 8’ is a slang term for “desk top fastener”, which is what you know them as.

I use them a fair amount. They are easy to install, all you need is a bit and screw driver. The trick is to counter sink them correctly.

They are inexpensive and you can buy them pretty much anywhere they sell hardware items.

If you hadn’t use them before I hope this helps.

-- Dusty

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#7 posted 03-24-2007 09:04 PM

Very nice tables Dusty. I just thought that you can’t use the “Z” clips on a table that doesn’t have aprons. The figure 8 is the way to go.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#8 posted 03-24-2007 09:17 PM

Learn something everyday!

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#9 posted 03-27-2007 04:17 AM

Very nice tables.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#10 posted 11-11-2011 01:06 PM

Thanks for posting, I would like to do something similar.

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