Mission Style End Table

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Project by BillF posted 08-24-2008 09:33 PM 3710 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this for my son and daughter-in-law. There is a matching coffee table partially completed in the shop now.

It held a bunch of 1st for me, 1st time using a dye, 1st drawer and 1st time using a router to cut my mortises (much easier).

Made of QSWO with all mortise and tenon construction. They wanted a darker stain then I had done before so that is where the dye came in. I mixed 1/3 brown mahogany and 2/3 dark walnut. Then on top of that a coat red chestnut stain. It turned out pretty good and I am pleased with the finished project.

-- Master of my domain (My wife says so).

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#1 posted 08-24-2008 10:48 PM

Great looking project. Mighty fine for your first time. Pretty satisfying isn’t it?

I’m sure the son will treasure this for years to come.

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#2 posted 08-24-2008 11:02 PM

Fantastic job! I really think the color looks great, even thoughI usually like lighter finishes.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 08-24-2008 11:34 PM

Nice looking end table. I bet your son and his wife are thrilled. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 08-25-2008 03:00 AM

Very nice, I love mission style!

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#5 posted 08-25-2008 04:47 AM

A fine looking piece of Mission, always one of my favorites. Looking forward to seeing the coffee table.

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#6 posted 08-25-2008 04:52 AM

Very nice, I am sure your son and his wife are very proud of it

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#7 posted 08-25-2008 02:04 PM

Just my style. Beautiful.

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#8 posted 08-25-2008 02:34 PM

Nice. On my list to build. Did you work from plans or did you develop your own plans?

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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#9 posted 08-25-2008 02:45 PM

fabulous!! and congrats on your “firsts”

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#10 posted 08-25-2008 02:47 PM

Thanks for all the comments. Charlie I have to agree with you, I too prefer a lighter stain. Especially when using QSWO. But, they were set on having it darker so that’s what they got. They are very pleased with it. My son mentioned how much he liked the color multiple times. Gary to answer your question, I worked from a plan purchased from Woodcraft Magazine. The design was done by Jim Probst, you should check out his web site at Thanks for asking the question. I try to give credit where credit is due and these were great plans.

-- Master of my domain (My wife says so).

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#11 posted 08-26-2008 04:40 AM

Nice looking table. You did a great job on this piece. Thanks for posting.

God bless

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#12 posted 08-28-2008 10:34 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#13 posted 12-09-2008 05:43 AM

Very nice build. I am envious!

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#14 posted 05-08-2009 01:36 AM

Nice Mission Style End Table.

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#15 posted 05-08-2009 07:51 AM

sooo nice

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