Building something for MY house. #1: An End Table.

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Blog entry by degoose posted 05-01-2012 08:42 PM 2068 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got a bit of time in the workshop for ME today, making an endtable for the sofa in the family room… this is where Deb does her crocheting and needed two things… a table for her cuppa.. and a drawer to hide her wool and things away from the puppies…

The other day we found a really nice woven basket… so begins the build of a cabinet to house the basket..

The top is two pieces of Narra [New Guinea Rosewood] glued up…

The main carcass is also made from Narra.. the legs are notched to receive all the cross pieces… the runners and kickers for the basket are also notched in… the bottom shelf is half lap joinery … I did this on the SCMS by using the depth stop and just running some kerfs to the required width..

Tape them together and do the whole lot as one… means that all the grooves line up… fairly quick and easier than setting up a Dado Blade.

It will be a bit of job getting all the clamps set during glue up…Here it is at the dry fit stage…

And a quick shot of the top after sanding…nice bookmatch…

Progress so far is good…she has only been waiting for a few years…you all know how that is?

Tomorrow is the glue up and sanding day…I figure a few coats of clear satin poly…

More to come… stay tuned…

PS… the wood sale is going gangbusters… still heaps left … but don’t wait too long…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 05-01-2012 08:52 PM

I wish I was close enough to stop by. Great end table.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#2 posted 05-01-2012 08:54 PM

Looking forward to the finished project. Love the bottom shelf. Good things come to those who ….well… have to weight for us guys to get them finished. It’s looking great.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#3 posted 05-01-2012 09:09 PM

ata boy mate…...your honey will be gob smacked when she see’s this beauty in the house, she will be quite impressed with her hubby… the wood you used…i bet it will go well with the other things you have made for the house…carry on mate…...

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 05-01-2012 09:11 PM

great design
and build larry

very complimentary

another thing of the list

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 05-01-2012 09:33 PM


Very COOL!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#6 posted 05-01-2012 09:37 PM

Sweet lil table! That basket was lucky to find such a nice home. :-)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#7 posted 05-01-2012 09:43 PM

another good job got to keep the mrs happy

-- george Nl,Canada

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#8 posted 05-01-2012 11:03 PM

Always nice to get something for yourself! Of course, when it is an original Degoose… well, that makes it all the better!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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matt garcia

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#9 posted 05-01-2012 11:25 PM

That is a beauty!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#10 posted 05-01-2012 11:57 PM

Very Nice looking Table.
Can’t wait to see the Finish go on!!
That should make the Mrs. Smile!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#11 posted 05-02-2012 12:05 AM

That’s a great looking table, I love how that basket is fully incorporated into it. If it looks this good without the finish, I can’t wait to see it with.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#12 posted 05-02-2012 01:06 AM

Dang! And I thought you just made cutting boards. That is VERY nice. And a perfect match for the knitting basket. Hope my wife doesn,t see this or it will be added to my list.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#13 posted 05-02-2012 05:38 AM

Larry, you are a clever old basket

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#14 posted 05-02-2012 09:40 AM

Looks great Larry. I especially like the way you did the bottom shelf which ties in very nicely with the basket on top.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 05-02-2012 12:05 PM

Very nice.
That looks wonderful.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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