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Stickley style side table in walnut

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Project by sjbSAE posted 10-13-2015 03:39 AM 3967 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Plans came from the “Lost Stickley Side Table” in Popular Woodworking. Wood is Peruvian walnut that I picked up some time ago on sale. Drawer box is hard maple. A lot of firsts for me on this one. All joinery is hand cut. First hand cut dovetails, full and half blind, first keyed through mortise and tenon. Many of the joints are angled, which was challenging. Three coats semigloss Arm-r-Seal for the finish. Gave it to my mom as a retirement gift. Thanks for looking.

-Scott





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 10-13-2015 04:17 AM

Absolutely Awesome.

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#2 posted 10-13-2015 04:21 AM

Great side table. Great craftsmanship. Great wood.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#3 posted 10-13-2015 09:55 AM

Beautiful classic design with traditional elements like dovetails and leg joints.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 10-13-2015 09:58 AM

Your Mom will love it, it speaks quality. Thanks for sharing

-- Don, North Carolina,http://www.ncdon.com Working full time at retired.

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#5 posted 10-13-2015 12:59 PM

Very nice table. I like the pull.

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#6 posted 10-13-2015 04:42 PM

Nicely executed.

Do you have any advice on the hand cut dovetails? Did you use any guides, etc…?

Thanks for sharing

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

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#7 posted 10-13-2015 07:57 PM

Great looking project. I especially like the mellow luster to the finish. The only way to ruin walnut is to use a high gloss finish, but in this case you really nailed it.
Good work.

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

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#8 posted 10-13-2015 09:24 PM

You can never go wrong with walnut. Great job on the hand cut joinery.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#9 posted 10-13-2015 10:52 PM

GREAT WORK AND ONE LUCK MOM

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#10 posted 10-14-2015 12:00 AM

I saw this project in an A&C furniture book, thought about doing it—but you beat me to it! It looks great, and you seem to have nailed all the fine details! Your mom will love it!

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

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#11 posted 10-17-2015 07:08 PM

Extremely well-executed!

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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