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08-11-2008 02:09 AM

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My wife recently acquired a side table from a friend of hers. The table was in a box and was set aside for trash. It appears that the woman got it from an antique dealer and it was a project that she was going to refinish. Upon examination the woman realized that the table was beyond her skill level and did not want to put the time into it. Knowing of my addiction for all things wood, my wife brought it home and asked me to produce a reproduction of the table.

Upon review, it struck me how clean and simple the design of the table was. Just a few fasteners, one for each leg to hold the frame together, a couple of early style pocket hole screws for the top and a couple of screws for the drawer and slide table.

Is anyone familiar with the history of this type of carcass design?

This piece is finished in heavy shellac.

The drawer rides on a pair of sliders that run from for to aft of the piece and a pull out table that is supported by runners secured to the top.

Frame Assy

Slide Out

Each corner is held together with a dovetail in the carcass and dado cut into each gusset and with the leg installed, the carcass is firmed up and aligned.


Corner #2

Corner W/leg

The Top is held in place with what appears to be an early style pocket hole

Pocket Hole

The drawer is held together with what appears to be flat nails.

Drawer #1
Drawer #2

The table top consists of three pieces with a simple tongue and grove.

Top #1
Top #2

-- Norm (AKA - The Maddhatter), Middletown DE

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#1 posted 08-11-2008 02:26 AM

being my first post, my pictures are to large.

Guess I am not holding my mouth right??

I have uploaded them @

-- Norm (AKA - The Maddhatter), Middletown DE

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