Thos. Moser Inspired Side Tables

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Hi All,

My wife’s uncle had taken down some Cherry trees on his property in PA. He’s had the wood drying for a little more than two year in a barn. My wife really wanted new side tables for the living room and really wanted them made with this wood. She found a table she liked in a Thos Moser catalog and off I went. I added a curly maple drawer front just to break up all the cherry and finished the entire project with Boiled Linseed Oil. So here they are and sorry for the horrible pictures.

Built to  last

Curly Maple Drawer Fronts

Cherry Side Table

10 comments so far

View CharlieM1958's profile


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#1 posted 09-09-2008 03:17 PM

Nice job!

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

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#2 posted 09-09-2008 04:21 PM

Very nice. Thos. Moser has some fine looking furniture, but I really like that curly maple drawer front and it didn’t cost thousands of dollars either.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#3 posted 09-09-2008 04:27 PM

Very nice. I just love Moser’s stuff too.
I like your leg attachments. Good job.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 09-09-2008 05:16 PM

Thats a nice side table.

View SteveV's profile


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#5 posted 09-09-2008 05:41 PM

Thanks guys. I was introduced to Thos. Moser stuff by my sister who’s bought a bunch of chairs from him. She also bought a dining room table from Shackleton Furniture. Their stuff is unbelievable too but again really expensive.

I do understand their prices. A lot of work goes into these tables. I spent a lot of time just trying to find the right boards fo the project. My selection was limited by the boards I got from my wife’s uncle but I think the wood was turned out nicely.

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#6 posted 09-09-2008 07:01 PM

The maple against the cherry is a nice contrast. I was recently turned on to Moser and like it quite a bit. I have to get some more woodworking experience since the only way I can afford a Moser piece is the make a replica myself!

-- Engineer by day...Sawdust manufacturer by night.

View SteveV's profile


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#7 posted 09-09-2008 08:41 PM

This is why I build them and not buy them although their work is unbelievably nice. I could never replicate some of their pieces. I watched a This Old House episode where they furnished an entire house with their furniture!! Wow to have that much money.

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#8 posted 09-10-2008 12:53 AM

I’m a big fan of Moser’s work. the last side table I made for my daughter was inspired by him.
nice looking tables.

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Douglas Krueger

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#9 posted 09-10-2008 07:54 PM

Nice table made with my favorite wood and the price is right.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#10 posted 09-11-2008 02:56 AM

Nice table…. Thanks for posting…...

-- Jeremy, North Dakota

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