Mission Style DVD Storage Table #1: Planning and Sketchup Model

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Blog entry by Brad_Nailor posted 10-16-2013 03:44 AM 3289 reads 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My friend the contractor asked me to make him a small table to store video game DVD’s. The furniture style in the room was mission, so I went with a slightly mission style look for the table. The space its going in is relatively small so the table is small as well. After a few size and design changes this is what I decided on..

It’s going to be made from 4/4 ribbon Sapele..found some really nice stuff at Woodcraft..
I am going to use pocket screw construction for most of it..the vertical side stiles I think I will just friction fit them with glue and tack them in place with my 23ga. pin nailer..Here is the SU model rendered in Podium..

Here is another render with sunlight and shadows..

I used the great ruby Cutlist to generate my parts list, and cutting diagram, as well as calculate how many BF I will on to the build!


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#1 posted 10-16-2013 03:53 AM

Handsome looking table, though I’d say it’s a bit chunky for my tastes. Center shelf wants to be a bit thinner, but that’s just my opinion. Did you think of notching the center shelf sides and running the stiles the full height? That’d let you hide the stile fasteners under the table top and the bottom shelf.

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#2 posted 10-16-2013 06:49 AM

Before you finish the top, draw up versions with plain edges. The chamfer on top makes it look modern. Otherwise, if you cut a light chamfer on the underside it can look decorative yet still in the arts and crafts vein.

I am done with friction fit glueups. I really like M&T joints in that situation. They are self aligning, and make glueups a breeze. The friction fit applications I have done (mostly secured with pocket screws) wound up smearing glue everywhere. That of course leads to finishing problems. End grain glueups are not very strong either. Mortise and tenons helps add some long grain glue surface.

Good luck with whatever construction method you choose. Nice drawing too.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 10-16-2013 12:34 PM

Nice lookin table for movie storage

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#4 posted 10-16-2013 09:11 PM

Nice looking table.
I do agree with pintodeluxe about the M&T joinery or even fake M&T, just make a dado and then use small filler strips to simulate the M&T joint.
The SU drawing looks good.

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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