Mahogany Occasional Table

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Project by Norman1 posted 195 days ago 816 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the newest addition to the house. It’s a mahogany occasional with maple drawer sides and a pine back. The table has a breadboard top and some grooves on the side panel. The legs are tapered and the stretchers are set back 1/8”. The table has a hand rubbed burnt umber glaze finish with 5 thin coats of lacquer. I really love the look of the mahogany but the pieces that I was working with were a bit difficult because of twist and unusual grain changes. It looks great at the end but not without frustration during the building process.

-- Michael A. Norman

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#1 posted 195 days ago

Very nice!

-- Dan P.

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#2 posted 195 days ago

Its a beauty!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#3 posted 195 days ago

Love this!! Very beautiful. Nice job!!

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#4 posted 195 days ago

Outstanding a good clean build a quality piece.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 195 days ago

Wonderfully done and the finish looks great. I think all projects give us their own unique set of challenges. You knife hinges look great. On the one project I used them they gave me many challenges.

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#6 posted 195 days ago

Your effort really paid off. This is a beautiful piece with many fine details. Congratulations.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#7 posted 194 days ago

I really like it! We learn through our frustrations! Great work! Did you have a plan that you worked with?

-- Measure twice and cut once.....

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#8 posted 194 days ago

This is a really nice piece. You did a fine job on it.

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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#9 posted 194 days ago

Alongiron I created my own plan based on several other similar pieces I’ve made before.

-- Michael A. Norman

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#10 posted 194 days ago

Very nice! but table? I see it more of a bedside cupboard than a table.Well maybe there is a difference in terminology between USA and UK but I don’t think this would be thought of as a table but in any case beautiful piece of workmanship. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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