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Project by CreekWoodworker posted 07-20-2009 03:41 AM 1696 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small end table made with Red Oak. I used tenon and mortise joinery and hand cut the dovetail drawer. The table was stained red mahogany, and finished with four coats of shellac. I was a little concerned after staining with the red mahogany, the table really looked way too red after only one application of stain. I was thinking about stripping the stain when I noticed a table posted by LJ Scarbor made of red oak and stained with red mahogany which looks great. So I continued with the finish. The shellac seemed to smooth out the red and left a nice deep color.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction





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brukilla

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#1 posted 07-20-2009 03:52 AM

I think the table looks great and not as red as you think. It is rich in color and grain. Nice job. Getting better with those dovetails??

-- "Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing." - Thomas Jefferson

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ericandcandi

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#2 posted 07-20-2009 04:31 AM

Beautiful, good job… Though it might look better with a purple and gold background.

-- ericandcandi in Louisiana- Home of the "LSU Tigers"

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matt garcia

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#3 posted 07-20-2009 04:53 AM

That’s a great looking table!! Great color!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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jockmike2

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#4 posted 07-20-2009 12:19 PM

Great table and dovetails. Really like the color and grain pattern. Nice build.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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CreekWoodworker

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#5 posted 07-20-2009 02:11 PM

Thanks for the comments. My dovetails are improving. I think I have the technique down just need a little more practice to get them to the next level where I would be comfortable using them on the outside of a project. BTW… it takes me nearly 8 hours to mark out the pins make the cuts, match the tails, and trim with chisels for all four corners of a drawer. Seems like a long time, but woodworking is a hobby for me. I might try half-blind dovetails next.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 07-20-2009 03:40 PM

Hey Mike
Really nice job a great litte end table.

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RobS

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#7 posted 07-20-2009 05:20 PM

Awesome rug! oh and the table is nice too..

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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CreekWoodworker

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#8 posted 07-20-2009 11:23 PM

Rob, actually it’s a blanket. I thought it would make a nice backdrop to highlight the red mahogany stain. LOL

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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xylosapiens

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#9 posted 09-13-2009 03:25 PM

Yes, this is what I meant: I find the desk looks better with the wooden guides.

-- Alejandro Moreno alias xylosapiens, CANARY ISLANDS

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CreekWoodworker

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#10 posted 09-13-2009 04:17 PM

Thanks Alejandro. I appreciate your advice and I’ll be putting it to use in my future projects.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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