Simple Hall Table

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Project by woodcut posted 217 days ago 846 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a simple hall table for my sister-in-law built out of red oak with poplar drawers. I referenced Woodsmith’s plan of a Shaker hall table but mostly designed as I built. The aprons are mortised into the legs and the drawers have half-blind DT’s in the front and through DT’s in the back. I cut the drawer fronts out of the front apron for a continuous grain pattern.
The bottom shelf is attached to stretchers between the front and rear legs, and has cleats on the bottom to hopefully keep it flat.
My scraper was used extensively to remove the scratches and planer marks before finishing with a blend of golden oak and red oak stains, then a few coats of water based poly.
I turned the drawer pulls from walnut and finished with boiled linseed oil.
Thanks for looking !!

-- Carl, Iowa

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#1 posted 217 days ago

That is very nice. Elegant and well crafted.

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#2 posted 217 days ago

Very nice work. Beautiful piece. Nice touch cutting the drawer faces out of the apron for continuity.

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#3 posted 217 days ago

Very nicely done.

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#4 posted 217 days ago

Looks fantastic Carl

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#5 posted 217 days ago

Very nice hall table and the wood looks great….nicely done.

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#6 posted 217 days ago

Very nice build on this project, beautiful looking. I like the wood contrast between the oak and the walnut pulls, nice touch.

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#7 posted 216 days ago

Simple, clean, elegant lines. Always classic, always in style. Love it.

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#8 posted 216 days ago

That is a great looking table. Your work to maintain the grain across the drawers really payed off.

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