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Project by JR13 posted 171 days ago 574 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first true woodworking project. I saw the design in “The Table Book” by Popular Woodworking, and immediately fell in love with its design. I just had to build it!

Luckily the build process is a relatively low degree of difficulty, and I felt I could tackle it. It was great to learn a lot of basic skills, such as template routing, rabbeting, and gluing up a top. The wood is QS white oak, and I followed Christopher Schwartz’s directions (which were great!) for the building process. The finish is Robert Lang’s recipe—Special Walnut oil-based stain, Watco Dark Walnut Danish oil, amber shellac, and a coat of wax.

Throughout the process I definitely made some rookie mistakes, but overall I’m very happy with the outcome, and have certainly been bitten by the woodworking bug…already planning my next project! Thanks for looking.





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deon

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#1 posted 171 days ago

It is quite an interesting/unusual design, nice job

-- Dreaming patterns

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JR13

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#2 posted 171 days ago

thanks deon, I wish I could take credit for the design!

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JohnnyB

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#3 posted 171 days ago

Nice work. And thanks for pictures that show construction details.

-- JohnnyB - - Sometimes determination can substitute for skill.

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Laughran

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#4 posted 171 days ago

I am a fan of Limbert furniture and enjoyed your reproduction
Nicely done

-- David

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grumpy749

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#5 posted 171 days ago

I love this little table. It has character and some beautiful curves. Very nice indeed. Also thanks for the resource on the ’’ table book’’. Welcome aboard JR

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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Mean_Dean

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#6 posted 169 days ago

Great looking tabourette table! I love limbert furniture, and yours is a great example!

-- Dean

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#7 posted 166 days ago

Beautiful little table! Great design with quite complicated joints but you did it very well. Great job!

—www.sawblade.com

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