Charles Limbert inspired living room end tables.

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Project by revanson11 posted 08-31-2016 01:26 PM 2009 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I are in the process of upgrading our living room furniture. When we built the house in 2007 in the north woods of Minnesota we decided to purchase “up north” furniture, meaning large, rustic looking pine with metal embellishments. I tend to get most of my “furniture” inspirations from FWW and this project was from there. These two end tables are designed after the work of Charles Limbert. They are made out of QSWO, ammonia fumed, sealed with garnet shellac and finished with 3 coats of Waterlox. These tables are rather large, 27” X 36” and 30” high but for the room they were going into they fit perfectly.

-- Randy, Central MN

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#1 posted 08-31-2016 03:15 PM

They look Great Randy.
I’m building a smaller version from WOOD Magazine plans.
I can only hope they came out as beautiful as yours.

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#2 posted 08-31-2016 03:29 PM

Thanks fivecodys, I look forward to seeing your finished product.

-- Randy, Central MN

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#3 posted 08-31-2016 04:26 PM

That is some beautiful joinery, love those saddle joints.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#4 posted 08-31-2016 05:12 PM

That is a couple of good looking tables. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 08-31-2016 11:37 PM

That’s a great looking pair of Limbert tables! The white oak is showing some nice ray fleck, and the finish really looks nice!

By the way, how did you account for wood movement in the lower shelf?

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 09-01-2016 01:22 AM

Mean_Dean, there is some room within the sliding joint where the lower shelf meets the leg. I also put this together during the period of highest humidity when hopefully the shelf was at its maximum width. I guess that I will see after it goes through another winter’s dryness and a summer’s humidity whether or not I will have a problem. The first blanket chest that I made 30 years ago exploded in the middle of the night because I didn’t leave any space for the raised panels to expand. Live and learn.

-- Randy, Central MN

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#7 posted 09-01-2016 01:43 PM

nice job

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#8 posted 09-01-2016 01:58 PM

love the design …..... and finished table ….........your friend looks comfy protecting them …... GREAT JOB


-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#9 posted 09-07-2016 03:30 AM

Nice job!

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