Shaker Influenced Pine Accessory Table

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Project by jack1 posted 03-28-2009 06:22 AM 1701 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend needed an auxiliary table to put all of his computer accessories (printer, extra harddrive, etc) on to cut down on the clutter on his main desk. We agreed on this design. I used some of the same techniques that I used on the altar table I posted earlier. This is a neat way to use a piece of veneer (plywood) with an interesting figure that might not be totally flat. The frame pulls the panel flat.
I first machined 2×4’s or 2×3’ so they were square and parallel. I then routed a 3/4” wide by the thickness of the plywood on what would be the inside lip. I used that inexpensive composite jig that Rockler sells to cut miters on a table saw (surprisingly accurate and easy to use). I assembled the frame, remeasured the panel, clamped, glued, screwed and plugged. The legs were tapered using the jig shown and then the edges were rounded over on the router table using a 1/2” round over bit leaving lambs’ tongues about 2” from the table skirt. The legs were also attached using screws and plugs. They almost look like they were turned.
The top, skirts and legs were sanded to 200 grit, 0000 steel wool, cherry stain, satin varithane and a hand rubbed wax finish. It measures, 20”x42” by 30” tall.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#1 posted 03-28-2009 06:32 AM

Hey, Thats great! I love the dowel plugs in the trim, used some on a project myself.

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#2 posted 03-28-2009 07:50 AM

Nice job of bringing out the best in economical materials ;-)0

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 03-28-2009 02:57 PM

Nice table from pine.

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#4 posted 03-29-2009 03:26 AM


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#5 posted 03-29-2009 03:47 AM

Hey Jack that some fun and creative too.



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#6 posted 03-29-2009 05:12 PM

Very nice table. The legs are great.

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#7 posted 05-05-2009 06:17 AM

Looks like the outfeed table that I made for my TS…minus the miter gauge slots.

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