Queen Anne Side Table in Cherry.

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Project by Woodwrecker posted 03-25-2016 01:05 AM 2227 views 6 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Reproduction Queen Anne side table in Pennsylvania cherry.
Features include pinned Mortise and Tenon joinery, Cabriole Legs, Dovetailed Drawers and a new top attachment technique I just learned to adjust for seasonal expansion and contraction due to humidity.
Period correct profiles and edging were included.
It is finished with several coats of cherry Danish Oil and will receive a top coat of Polyurethane for protection after the oil dries.
A fun, but challenging piece for me to build.

(I’ve included several project build shots below if you’d like to see them.)
Thanks for looking.


Beautiful Pennsylvania cherry

Cabriole Leg Template

Taking my time with the legs.

Getting the tenons cut and fit

Cutting the knee blocks for the legs.

Two wide boards carefully jointed and glued up for the top.

Cutting the Dovetails with my trusty Keller jig.

Drawers dry-fit.

Front Apron carefully cut to remove section for Drawer fronts.
(This keeps the grain pattern the same when the drawer fronts are reattached)

Starting to come together.

Period correct profiles cut and shaped.

Millwork done.

Sand Sand Sand and start to pre-stain and apply Danish Oil.
(I’m a big fan of Danish Oil.)

Splurged for some really nice Drawer Pulls from England. ;)

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


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#1 posted 03-25-2016 01:16 AM

That is absolutely beautiful and the top notch craftsmanship really show. Love the finish. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 03-25-2016 01:18 AM

Beautiful table, great work, thanks for sharing.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#3 posted 03-25-2016 01:54 AM

Love all the photos! Turned out great…and the pulls are a nice touch..

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 03-25-2016 01:56 AM

Eric: Absolutely beautiful. You do good work my friend. Very nice.

-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

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#5 posted 03-25-2016 02:33 AM

Beautiful project, great workmanship, congrats.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#6 posted 03-25-2016 02:50 AM

Wow, Eric… Great piece!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 03-25-2016 03:22 AM

Excellent! Looks challenging indeed. Sand, Sand, Sand definitely pays off.

-- JJ - Northern Illinois

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#8 posted 03-25-2016 03:37 AM

Very nice and quality piece Eric .
Born in a garage workshop and fit for a queen !
Love how well you documented the build in pictures .
Compliments .


-- Kiefer

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#9 posted 03-25-2016 04:49 AM

Very nice work Eric. Clean and concise, great fits, and beautiful materials….. Full marks!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#10 posted 03-25-2016 06:54 AM

Eric, that is absolutely beautiful. I love the detail and craftsmanship.
Thank you for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#11 posted 03-25-2016 09:42 AM

Wow, what a good job you did buddy!

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#12 posted 03-25-2016 11:14 AM

Well done Eric.
That is just fabulously gorgeous. Wow.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Paul M

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#13 posted 03-25-2016 11:28 AM

Nicely done, well played.

-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather

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#14 posted 03-25-2016 11:58 AM

Well done…!

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#15 posted 03-25-2016 12:17 PM

Hi Eric,

Wow, that is a beautiful table congrats on a great job!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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