Mission End Tables

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Project by Andy posted 01-01-2014 01:37 AM 2729 views 22 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these two end tables for Christmas gifts this year. Both are made from quarter sawn white oak. All legs are one piece solid oaks. Next time I am going to try making quadralinear/lock miter legs to get the quarter sawn flake on all four sides. I am pretty happy with how they turned out. I wish they were going in my house.

The finish is a 50/50 mix of light brown and cinnamon General Finishes dye stain covered with satin Arm-R-Seal.

-- Andy

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#1 posted 01-01-2014 01:49 AM

That is some spectacular QSWO! And you certainly did it proud! Great set of end tables.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 01-01-2014 01:51 AM

Beautiful work! Very nicely crafted.

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

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#3 posted 01-01-2014 01:55 AM

Love the solid legs. I made the wraparound version. Solid legs just feel better. You’ll never worry about those. Beautiful finish! Nice sharp lines! Well done!

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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#4 posted 01-01-2014 02:48 AM

Nice,nice,nice! I made those same tables but in cherry. I like your pulls way better than mine.

-- Marilyn, Washington,

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#5 posted 01-01-2014 03:43 AM

Real nice job on the pair of table

-- Norman

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#6 posted 01-01-2014 04:27 AM

Great job and design. Love the quarter sawn oak you selected and also the finish.

-- Willie, Ashland, Oregon

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#7 posted 01-01-2014 05:24 AM

Excellent work ,another fine build ,they look great.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 01-01-2014 06:06 AM

Great figure in that oak.
The dovetails are crisp, and the hardware looks sharp.

Those would be tough to give away. Very tough.

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

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#9 posted 01-01-2014 10:39 AM

A very nice pair of end tables Andy…beautifully made and finished…great job and thanks for sharing.

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

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#10 posted 01-01-2014 02:52 PM

those are nice Andy…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#11 posted 01-01-2014 03:54 PM

Great set of tables and I really love the colour. I can only imagine all the work involved. Thanks for sharing them.

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#12 posted 01-01-2014 04:11 PM

Very Very nice I have been wanting to make the exact tables.You have inspired me. Very nice work all around

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#13 posted 01-01-2014 04:22 PM

These are very attractive and you really did a fine job on them.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 01-01-2014 05:48 PM

I think the legs look good just the way they are. Tell me about the joinery. How did you handle the vertical rods that are on the sides? I take it everything else was mortise and tenon?

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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#15 posted 01-01-2014 05:53 PM

Great looking pieces , I love the medullary ray in them.

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