Entry Table

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Project by Todd A. Clippinger posted 10-18-2007 05:45 AM 4464 views 21 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an entry or hall table made of ash for some clients that I done much work for.

The design is based off of simple Shaker lines but I don’t consider it Shaker. I just wanted to keep it simple and refined.

Dimensions are about 42” long, 16” wide, and 28” high. The top is 1” thick.

The finish is Sherwin Williams T77F37, a pre-catalyzed satin lacquer finish. No stain was used.

The clients loved it. They tried a handful of different ways to decorate it and you can see some of them in the photos.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#1 posted 10-18-2007 05:48 AM

I can see why they loved it. Great table. It is a perfect fit for the home.

Good to see you post again. It has been a while.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 10-18-2007 05:48 AM

Nice table Todd. Looks good.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#3 posted 10-18-2007 05:56 AM

Todd that is a great big Ash Table. Just had to say that. It’s great I do like it.

Why would you not want to call it a Shaker table?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected] ā€ 

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#4 posted 10-18-2007 05:58 AM

Looks fairly shaker to me – choice of wood notwithstanding… do those legs taper on all four sides, or just the two outside planes? Can’t wrap my brain around the geometry of the joinery if the former.

Yes, good to see some new projects of yours!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 10-18-2007 06:04 AM

Sorry for dropping off the face of the earth. Been real busy in Ohio trying to get back home to Montana. Things got a bit out of control here.

I have been taking lots of pictures of things to share but I have trouble doing anything more than posting to the gallery.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#6 posted 10-18-2007 06:10 AM

Todd -

Great to see you back online! That is a beautiul table.


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Todd A. Clippinger

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#7 posted 10-18-2007 06:13 AM

Scottb – The legs taper on the insides that face the other legs.

Karson – Most people do call it a Shaker table. It does carry a lot of the Shaker design. I am not opposed to it, although it feels more modern due to the choice of material.

WayneC – You are quite philosophical for just being a dog.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#8 posted 10-18-2007 06:15 AM

Thanks Dave,

I was just wondering about you the other day. Did your blanket chest sell in the gallery?

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 10-18-2007 07:05 AM

Very nice table Todd. I like the simplicity too. Hope you make it home soon. I probably missed a post about it but how did the conference go?

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#10 posted 10-18-2007 07:21 AM

Been looking forward to a post coming from you…This table is every bit as beautiful as your other work! Glad to see you here again.

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#11 posted 10-18-2007 08:42 AM


Beautiful table man. I love the simple nature of it. Nothing to complicate the view, simply beautiful.
Good to have you back.

-- Kaleo ,

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#12 posted 10-18-2007 11:56 AM

Looks great Todd! With it only being 28” tall you have still given it the look of height with the leg sizes. It’s a keeper.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#13 posted 10-18-2007 12:47 PM

Nice clean lines. It does show Shaker influence but that’s not bad. I’m sure your client is very pleased.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#14 posted 10-18-2007 01:05 PM

beautiful – and perfect for the location.

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

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#15 posted 10-18-2007 02:51 PM

Nice work, Todd!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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