2x4 Stickley Side Table

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Project by JADobson posted 06-27-2014 10:45 PM 2914 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first real furniture project and while it is definitely not perfect I am mostly happy with it. My joinery is pretty good but I need to work on finishing and sanding. Those are my favourite things to do though so no problem ;). Anyway the table is a reproduction of Stickley’s Taboret no.562 and was featured in a Popular Woodworking book on Arts and Crafts furniture. I can’t afford nice wood so this is built out of four construction grade pine 2×4s and a 4’ 1×8. Total material cost about $13.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#1 posted 06-28-2014 12:37 AM

That’s a pretty darn nice piece of furniture for $13. Nice job my friend.

Years down the road you’ll look back on this piece and smile. Flaws and all.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#2 posted 06-28-2014 01:35 AM

Great job, your execution makes the wood type secondary.

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#3 posted 06-28-2014 02:04 AM

Boo yah dude you killed it.

-- -Dan

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#4 posted 06-28-2014 02:59 AM

You did a great job. Very nice c

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 06-28-2014 05:12 AM

Thanks for the compliments everyone. I’ve got a honey-do-list that’s getting pretty long (coat rack, coffee table, another end table, kitchen table) but then I’m hoping to tackle a glass fronted Limbert bookcase from the same book. With any luck I won’t have to build it out of pine.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#6 posted 06-28-2014 04:11 PM

thats a good looking table.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 06-29-2014 12:46 AM

That is really impressive use of 2×4s!

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#8 posted 06-30-2014 07:57 PM

Nothing wrong with honing your skills using cheap wood, JA. Consider it a prototype.

Get creative. There are lots of ways to get decent wood for less than retail.

Looks like you have a great start.

-- --Dale Page

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#9 posted 08-18-2016 09:28 PM

It suited you and fit your budget so It worked for you.

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