A pair of end tables

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Project by Tim Dahn posted 09-04-2013 10:38 PM 1880 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have needed end tables for…well we have never had them and my wife said it is about time we did. I made these from quartersawn white oak, no plans but had a Craftsman style in mind. Mortise and tenon construction, dovetail drawers, turned black walnut drawer knobs and finished with a BLO/mineral spirits/satin poly mix.

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#1 posted 09-04-2013 10:53 PM

Beautiful craftsmanship Tim! The quartersawn is A+++++!!!!!

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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#2 posted 09-04-2013 10:53 PM

Very nicely done with beautiful rays showing in all grain!

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#3 posted 09-04-2013 11:01 PM

Very, very nice. Really nice detail work; especially like the dovetails and your choices of how to show off the ray/flake.

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#4 posted 09-04-2013 11:15 PM

Those are very nice! Great job.

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#5 posted 09-04-2013 11:54 PM

Nice looking tables. The wood is beautiful. I really like that style. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 09-05-2013 12:08 AM

great job – these are really nice

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#7 posted 09-05-2013 12:08 AM

Nice looking tables Tim and You are the Craftsman to design and build them .
Great looking work and love that quarter sawn oak ,pretty rare around here .

-- Kiefer 松

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#8 posted 09-05-2013 12:24 AM

Excellent tim.

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#9 posted 09-05-2013 12:34 AM

Awsome quarter saw oak

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#10 posted 09-05-2013 12:38 AM

I love the spotting in the top. I would love to build something like this as a bedside table. One of these years…

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#11 posted 09-05-2013 01:52 AM

Very nicely crafted. They look gr8

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#12 posted 09-05-2013 03:35 AM

Great work on the tables Tim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 09-05-2013 08:19 AM

Wonderful work on these beautiful end tables Tim. The quarter sawn oak really shows off well on them.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 09-05-2013 08:29 AM

Great tables and some great looking Oak…Well done….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 09-05-2013 10:18 AM

Nice pair of end tables there Tim…You did an excellent job.

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

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