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Project by Ken Dixon posted 07-31-2013 02:04 PM 2261 views 6 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Cherry and Maple Shaker inspired bedside table is one of a pair. It measures 22” x 15” x 17” and features hand-cut half-blind dove tails on the drawers and inlaid sand shaded leaves and twig on the top. It is finished with a hand rubbed oil, poly, mineral spirits mixture and wax.

-- Ken, Kanata Ont. Canada





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#1 posted 07-31-2013 02:24 PM

Looks very nice…I like the clean lines.

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#2 posted 07-31-2013 02:42 PM

Beautifully done, I love the inlay.

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#3 posted 07-31-2013 02:49 PM

That’s a beautiful table and I love the inlay.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#4 posted 07-31-2013 03:04 PM

Very nice table

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 07-31-2013 03:30 PM

Great job Ken a beautiful table.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 07-31-2013 03:38 PM

You definitely nailed the shaker lines.
I really enjoy seeing those dovetails, and the inlay is exquisite.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#7 posted 07-31-2013 04:21 PM

Very nice work. I love the inlay.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#8 posted 07-31-2013 04:31 PM

Beautiful work! Great dovetails and inlay.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 07-31-2013 04:33 PM

Bravo for all : dovetails, inlay, design,...

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 07-31-2013 05:06 PM

Shaker furniture is my favorite to build (I also stated this on another post about a Shaker Blanket Chest)..
I’ve built several pieces of this style for my home, and a couple of customers…..The Shakers had it right when they said “Form follows function”......Beautiful pieces…...Thanks for posting…..

-- My grandpa used to say: "Y'all come back when you can....come after dinner, and leave before supper.."

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#11 posted 07-31-2013 10:35 PM

Very nice table Ken it looks great, nice fine tapered legs, excellent inlay and the dovetailing on the drawer is great too. You did a great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#12 posted 07-31-2013 11:57 PM

Beautiful table, fantastic craftsmanship.

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#13 posted 08-01-2013 12:29 AM

First off that is a beautiful table. When you say sand shaded, what does that mean?

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Ken Dixon

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#14 posted 08-01-2013 01:23 AM

Thank you everyone for the kind words and getting me into the top three for the day :)

Natenaaron, sand shading is when one takes a small piece of wood and sets it in very hot sand. The result is various degrees of burning. You will notice that along the edges and centre of each leaf it is burnt to some degree. That is the result. The longer the wood sits in the hot sand the more burnt it gets. Each leaf is made from two halves so eight halves in total.

Cheers all.

Ken

-- Ken, Kanata Ont. Canada

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#15 posted 08-01-2013 01:30 AM

Thanks. Really cool.

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