Occasional Table

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Project by DonB posted 04-29-2016 12:12 PM 961 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this table for my sister, My Brother-in-Law passed away and she had to move to an apartment after 54 years in the same rented house. The owner has also passed. Made from New Zealand pine with no knots. Made from plans from Woodcraft Vol. 12 magazine that were modified to fit her needs. Front and back panels are grooved to accommodate the drawer guides. Sides and back panels were grooved on top to accept wooden clips to hold the top. All joints were mortise and tendon. Legs were also cut to receive bottom shelf. I used a home made miter jig to cut the legs on the TS and the router table for the mortise and tendon joints. Drawer joints were box joints. Drawer front was only 1/2 inch as a 3/4 front would protrude too far. One coat of dewaxed shellac, two coats of Kona stain, another coat of shellac followed by two coats of water based poly. Finally found a use for the drawer knobs that I’ve had for about ten years. They seemed to fit the style perfectly. Luckily, my new neighbor had a box remaining from a new lazyboy chair. I cut it down, made styrofoam protectors for packing, wrapped the table in foam and cut the box to fit. The Big Brown Truck will deliver the table to my sister (Florida to her in RI) at a charge in the amount of something slightly less than the national debt.

-- DonB

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#1 posted 04-29-2016 12:35 PM

Very clean. Very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#2 posted 04-30-2016 01:12 PM

nice table – The finish looks great

-- Greg Simon

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