Side table with drawers

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Project by rowdy posted 12-02-2009 07:16 PM 1932 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a side table that I have just finished up. My wife asked me to make it and she likes pine furniture, so that is what you see. It is finished with two coats of one # cut amber shellac and two coats of 3# cut clear shellac followed by Briwax light brown wax. The drawers were constructed using pinned rabbets. There are two secret compartments, but I cannot tell you how to access them for this reason: my wife is a puzzle addict and I have challenged her to find out how to access the compartments. She does look at LJ occasionally, and I do not want to take the risk of her finding the solution to opening the compartments on this site!!! And after all, if all of you folks knew, it would no longer be a secret. Ha.

Comments welcome.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#1 posted 12-02-2009 07:50 PM

Very nicely done, rowdy. I really like the look of pine, and especially knotty pine. The drawer fronts match perfect, and the stars for knobs is a nice twist. Look plenty stout. It’ll do the job!! If your wife is as good as mine on the puzzles, it won’t take her long to find the secret compartments. I always did like a challange.
Keep on keeping on.

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#2 posted 12-02-2009 08:04 PM

Nice table.
Has a real provincial look.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 12-02-2009 10:15 PM

Looks good. Let us know when your wife figures it out.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#4 posted 12-03-2009 01:04 AM

there’s pine furniture and then there’s pine furniture!! This is FINE PINE FURNITURE.
It’s beautiful!

once your lady has found the secret .. perhaps we could get a little hint .. or not .. :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#5 posted 12-03-2009 06:05 PM

Rick, Les, Rex, Ms. Debbie, thanks for your comments. Some people like pine furniture and some don’t. I guess you must be in the camp that does. By the way, the secret remains a secret to this point!

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#6 posted 01-29-2010 05:44 PM

I really like your side table… very nice.


-- Robin Renee'

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#7 posted 01-29-2010 07:15 PM

Thanks, Robin. Appreciate the input.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#8 posted 01-29-2010 07:17 PM

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#9 posted 01-29-2010 07:22 PM

And thanks as well to you, Jim.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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