Arts and Crafts End Tables

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Project by DocGrins posted 08-18-2015 04:13 PM 1831 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of a pair of Arts and Crafts end tables made from plans posted in an article by Kevin Rodale in Popular Woodworking Magazine. Quarter sawn white oak with ebony inlays on the feet of the legs. Motowi tile inlaid in top. Kevin’s design was based on an original done in 1906 which was ebonized and had a square mitered top. Kevin added the pinwheel top and tile inlay.

-- DocGrins, Pendleton Indiana

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#1 posted 08-18-2015 11:41 PM

Beautiful end table! I like the pinwheel top—and I love that lamp!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#2 posted 08-19-2015 12:13 AM

Wow, that looks awesome!

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#3 posted 08-19-2015 03:27 AM

Very nice work and a cool design.

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#4 posted 08-19-2015 04:04 AM

That is really cool. Great job

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#5 posted 08-19-2015 12:29 PM

excellent. That table has been on my to-build list for awhile. Any tips and pointers?


-- Keith H. I want more gadgets; I need more skills

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#6 posted 08-19-2015 12:32 PM

Doc, you did a fine job on this table. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 08-19-2015 12:53 PM

Thank you for all the comments….and Keith, I made two of these and I highly recommend that after fitting the grid pieces together, you disassemble and do ALL your sanding and staining PRIOR to gluing. I’m pretty clean with the glue up but staining and sanding all those little corners is almost an impossible task after it’s assembled. Even rubbing out the finish was a major chore just because of the size of the grid squares.

-- DocGrins, Pendleton Indiana

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#8 posted 08-19-2015 10:49 PM

Nicely executed. I really like Kevin’s designs.

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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