"Fraser" table (from the show)

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Project by John Obelenus posted 11-03-2013 12:33 PM 1738 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Solid Cherry table – designed after the side table on the 1990’s sitcom “Fraser” – client always wanted the table and I love the show as well. Drawer boxes are mitered together and the only screws are used holding the boxes in place (was gonna glue them, but decided against it).

Drawers are made from maple with cherry fronts, drawer boxes are held in place using furniture connectors inside the boxes. Finish is simply 3 coats of wiping poly…

Client loved it and it turned out great…

-- If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life...

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#1 posted 11-03-2013 01:29 PM


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#2 posted 11-03-2013 03:00 PM

A very unique piece ,well done.

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#3 posted 11-03-2013 03:01 PM

Very nice and interesting. I can’t remember that in the show but then I didn’t watch it to closely. Mostly listened as I did something else. I wonder just how easy it is to live with.

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#4 posted 11-03-2013 10:23 PM

I really like the table, but I don’t remember it from the show. They had a beautiful Eames chair and footstool which I still covet. One question, I assume the lowest drawer box is the same as the others. How did you attach the legs so that they will be stable and secure for many years?
Great job,

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#5 posted 11-04-2013 12:09 AM

Unusual table but it looks great…well bone.

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#6 posted 11-04-2013 12:23 AM

Glen – attaching the legs took over a week to figure out – since the construction is not the typical apron configuration I ran a tenon from the leg inside the box set into a groove in the side, 3/8 wide x 3/8 deep x 5” long. The square part of the top of the leg is set into a mortise as well. \Not bulletproof by any stretch, but the client knew well ahead of time that this was a show piece and not meant for rough handling.

Would have loved to run an X stretcher near the bottom but we wanted to stay true to the show’s piece – It’s the side table located between the front bathroom and the fireplace in the show…


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#7 posted 11-04-2013 03:23 AM

I love Frasier, and coincidentally enough, thought about making one of these myself.

Your’s came out great! It looks just like the one on the show!

The thing that would concern me is your situation of how to attach the legs. Wouldn’t want someone to bump into it, and have it fall apart!

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#8 posted 11-04-2013 04:27 AM

Very nice piece. My late father-in-law was a sound technician on “Fraser” for it’s entire run. Wonder what happened to the original?

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#9 posted 11-07-2013 02:44 PM

Very cool side table! Like the unique design and the wood choice. No wonder the client loves it. Great job!

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