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03-23-2016 11:00 PM

I’m making an end table and would like some ideas. I didn’t have plans, just fabricating as I go along. Should I put in a bottom shelf or what? AARG! It cut off the right side of the pics again! Well you can see most of it. It needs something, but thought I’d get some ideas from the experts.

-- Chuck, Michigan,


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#1 posted 03-23-2016 11:04 PM

Maybe a center stretcher between 2 already there to form an I (or H).

Nice table, too.

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#2 posted 03-23-2016 11:08 PM



Maybe a center stretcher between 2 already there to form an I (or H).

Nice table, too.

- hotbyte


I was thinking that too, but then I thought a shelf for more versatility…..maybe?

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#3 posted 03-23-2016 11:12 PM

The shelf would do the same as the I stretcher, Lower shelf is a nice place for favorite magazines/books.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#4 posted 03-23-2016 11:15 PM

Chuck, how many cordless drills does a guy need?? You only have 2 hands!!!

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#5 posted 03-23-2016 11:18 PM

Would you put the shelf on top of the stretchers or make it a flush fit in between them?

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#6 posted 03-23-2016 11:20 PM

I think the open bottom with a stretcher would keep your eye pulled up to the nice top. A shelf would give it more of a boxy feel. But, as conifer said, a shelf would be useful. Use some rubber bands to hold small cleats in place for a test shelf and see how it looks.

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#7 posted 03-23-2016 11:21 PM

Or, just rest test shelf on the stretchers…<slapping>

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#8 posted 03-23-2016 11:38 PM



Chuck, how many cordless drills does a guy need?? You only have 2 hands!!!

- conifur


hahahaha. From left to right: drill, 1/4” impact, light, power screwdriver.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#9 posted 03-23-2016 11:40 PM

I do however have more drills, impacts, lights etc. lol Have to have some in the garage too. I can’t be running back and forth. LOL

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#10 posted 03-23-2016 11:43 PM

In my last post I thought it was a coffee table when I made my suggestion, end table I think just a stretcher now that the horizontal supports are in. On mine the lower shelf was designed in from the start.

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#11 posted 03-23-2016 11:44 PM

more pics

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#12 posted 03-23-2016 11:50 PM

WOW! Those are beautiful! My table seems insignificant compared to those. I’m hoping to get those skills!

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#13 posted 03-25-2016 02:30 PM

Yup. The stretcher was the best option I think. Thanks guys. I appreciate the input.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#14 posted 03-25-2016 02:54 PM

Looks great, but how did you join the center stretcher to the rails?

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#15 posted 03-25-2016 03:16 PM



Looks great, but how did you join the center stretcher to the rails?

- ScottM


Glue and pocket holes. Don’t tell anybody. Hehe

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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