Hickory End Table - Mission Style

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Project by lumberrookie posted 11-21-2009 08:04 PM 5354 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Match piece to the previous project- Coffee Table. Second End table is work in progress.

-- Steve

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#1 posted 11-21-2009 08:12 PM

Nice end table.

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#2 posted 11-21-2009 09:13 PM

A really cool table with a great wood, great work

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#3 posted 11-21-2009 09:41 PM

Super job, I think I’m getting hooked on this hickory wood. All this time I only used it for smoking food. All my off cuts will get saved for that. What a versityle wood, what you don’t build with gose towards dinner.

-- Dave- New Brunswick

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#4 posted 11-21-2009 09:46 PM

Stunning table. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#5 posted 11-21-2009 10:30 PM

Lovely piece of furniture. What finish did you use – I am about to finish a steamer trunk and really love the colors of your table. What do you think of working with hickory? It is about as hard as anything I’ve used, but some of the grain patterns and coloring are just gorgeous. Not to mention, the wood itself is about half the cost of any other domestic hardwood.

-- -- Mike Beauvais

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#6 posted 11-21-2009 10:35 PM

Nice job. Since I have never made any real furnitue before, I bought the plans from Woodcraft that are for design very similar to yours. I needed something for reference on subtle fabrication methods.

Your differences make it look cleaner and I plan to incorporate them.


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#7 posted 11-21-2009 10:48 PM

Very nice!! I bet that sucker is heavy too!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#8 posted 11-22-2009 12:21 AM

Well done.

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#9 posted 11-22-2009 03:26 AM

Very nice, I just think that wood grain looks fabulous! Great job.

-- Jeff, Fargo, ND

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#10 posted 11-22-2009 04:01 AM

Nice project. Hickory is a very pretty wood and the top really highlights the texture.

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#11 posted 11-22-2009 07:53 PM

Thanks all for the kind comments. Yes I love hickory. I have seen no down side to the wood itself. It has a great variety of grain patterns and colour. I find easy to work with, as long as your blades are sharp. When sanding, use 120 grit or higher. 50-80 grit will leave uneven grain. (Unless of course that is what your want). The cost is very low too. I pay $3 BF for 5/4.

I used no stain. I believe to be against the law of nature to stain beautiful hardwood, (pine is a totally different situation altogether) I used 4 coats of Old Dads wipe-on clear poly. Unfortunately Old Dads is out of business, and I will be using Arm-r-seal clear topcoat on my next piece.

Yes Matt it is very heavy, Takes two to carry the coffee table.

SteveIM yes I bought the plans too and modified slightly. I didn’t like the Faring cuts on the rails. So I kept then straight with 1/8 chamfer at 45 deg. edges.

Again Guys thanks much for the positive feedback to this Rookie – Steve

-- Steve

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