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Project by barringerwoodworks posted 09-19-2013 11:16 PM 2516 views 15 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got such great responses from my last post, I wanted to share another. This end table represents the fruition of everything I learned (well, most of it anyway) from my Shaker coffee table. Same basic design and construction as the table and meant to compliment it. Happy with the dovetails on this one. Breadboard ends are still difficult for me. I’ve tried a couple of different ways of making them and it always seems like an ordeal. Partly, it’s due to the slightly varying thickness of the top after hand planing – always a challenge to get the T&G thicknesses right. I think next time, I’ll build the whole top, BB ends and all, out of the rough 13/16” surfaced stock, then plane it all at once in the end. These ones at least have the extended tenons (three) and only 1/4” T&G exposed at the ends – the design I’ve settled on for this and the coffee table. I also discovered card scrapers for the first time on this project and now I’m a complete convert! I think the only sanding that was done was to ease the edges a bit before finish.

-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA https://barringerwoodworks.squarespace.com





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 09-19-2013 11:56 PM

Very nicely done—I like every thing about this piece, including the pinned mortises on the rails and legs.

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

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Sandra

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#2 posted 09-20-2013 12:03 AM

Great table – timeless.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#3 posted 09-20-2013 12:32 AM

Very nice work. I’ve gotten decent at breadboards….but I use a ‘lectric routah. Not everyone likes those buggers;)

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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#4 posted 09-20-2013 12:46 AM

Very nice. I love the grain. Beautifully done.

-- Marty, http://www.wickedpiggy.com

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#5 posted 09-20-2013 12:46 AM

Beautiful Dovetails, This looks excellent.

-- Measure Once, Cut Once, Be Unique

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barringerwoodworks

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#6 posted 09-20-2013 01:07 AM

Thanks everyone. As far as the BB ends, I tried a router but it takes me a long time to set up. So I’ve just been using a table saw and dado set. Always have to clean up the tenons though. Thanks again for the positive feedback!

Scott

-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA https://barringerwoodworks.squarespace.com

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barringerwoodworks

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#7 posted 09-20-2013 01:08 AM

Dado was already set up for other things.

-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA https://barringerwoodworks.squarespace.com

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BTimmons

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#8 posted 09-20-2013 01:12 AM

Great looking work. Subtle improvement, but it’s there.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#9 posted 09-20-2013 01:36 AM

Great job. Love the design and craftsmanship. Welcome to LJ’s. I look forward to your future post

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#10 posted 09-20-2013 02:21 AM

Very nice work, dovetails look awesome. Are the drawer sides cherry? I love the contrast/color. Your grain match on the drawer front and the rails above and below it looks really nice too. Fine bit of craftsmanship there.

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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redryder

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#11 posted 09-20-2013 06:33 AM

As said, great looking dovetails with the contrasting woods. I’ve never made them myself but if I did and they came out this good I would probably never close the drawer.

Keep ‘em coming…...................

-- mike...............

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 09-20-2013 08:04 AM

Great looking table. Love the style and wood. Well done.

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

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wdsrk

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#13 posted 09-20-2013 08:37 AM

great work.
i love the pinned mortises. it adds some character to the end table

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Tooch

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#14 posted 09-20-2013 10:24 AM

What a beautiful piece! I love the BB Ends on the top- and I used to have the same problem with setting up a router or table saw, then I realized the best invention ever for such occasions- Kreg Setup bars.

I’m not trying to plug rockler or Kreg, but these setup guides are amazing and cut my prep time almost in have, as well as alleviate any guess work involved (Especially in my case, when you are dealing with high school kids)

Kudos on the dovetails inside the drawer also, they look very tight. Well done, sir!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#15 posted 09-20-2013 11:17 AM

Another very nice shaker table…excellent job.

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

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