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This is a little project I have been working on the past few days that I just finished. It is a nice little end table. As you can tell I like more of the simple Shaker style furniture. It was fairly challenging, but it was a very relaxing project and very fun to make.





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Comment by Kevin P. Thornton on January 30, 2010 at 12:20pm
Yes, it is a bit but like I said it was all scrap wood and it was a pre-stained piece that my company was throwing away so I took it home and used it.
Comment by James Wellman on January 26, 2010 at 12:01pm
Are the side aprons inset and the front and back flush?
Comment by Kevin P. Thornton on January 22, 2010 at 1:39am
No the top isn't laminated it's just a piece of oak that I had that was stained and I sanded it down and re-used it. I'll take some pictures of drawer and send them to you to see. Yes, I did make a taper jig for my table saw, I used a sliding sled on my table saw. My brother-in-law had an old table that he had purchased at a yard sale, and I used that as a general idea and just added a few of my own touches to it. If you look at the shoe rack I built my brother-in-law designed that and I built. He is just getting into wood working and he is a really good apprentice. The bottom of the drawer is a quarter inch dado on all four side to receive the bottom panel.
Comment by Art S. Hamilton on January 21, 2010 at 3:59am
Hi, Kevin, again.

It's amazing how the simplest design can often be the most soothing and pleasing to the eye. The table is
nicely proportioned. Out of curiousity: did you laminate the top, what form of joint did you use for the drawer,
what thickness of bottom and was it dadoed or rabbetted, did you make a taper jig for your table saw for the
legs, etc? We all build a little differently, I'd just like to know what your ideas were. And did you design it?

I've kinda evolved into lock-mitre corners now, although the finished strength doesn't holler out like the
dovetails I've built. But the extended glue line of the lock-mitre is a secure choice also.

Regards,
Art
Comment by Bob Farmer on January 20, 2010 at 3:56pm
Maybe you're just leaving them 'blonde" w/ clear coat only? I think a dark stain or white paint would actually look really good with the decor in theh ouse... the white trim and lightly colored walls.

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