Walnut Entry Table

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Project by EricLew posted 06-18-2017 07:04 PM 1300 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is an entryway table I just finished making. Its’ 4 feet wide, 1 foot deep and 30” tall, it’s made from 4/4 Walnut, except the top, which is 5/4. This was my first time making anything out of Walnut, I really enjoyed it, it’s very nice to work with, and machines beautifully. This also was my first time using dowel joinery. I recently purchased the Jessem Dowelling Jig, and couldn’t wait to try it out. I’m very happy with it. There are close to 100 dowels in this piece. The only metal fasteners are the screws in the Walnut clips I made to attach the top. The finish is Minwax Wipe-on Satin Poly

Some of you may be thinking, What is with the shelf? I know I should have used a board that matches the rest of the grain patterns, but I saw that board and love the “galaxy” look of it. It is just sitting on the stretchers, so I may end up making a more matching shelf, and will use that for something else, or it will be covered by whatever my wife puts there.


-- I love the smell of coffee in the morning, and sawdust in the afternoon

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#1 posted 06-18-2017 09:47 PM

You did a fine job on this sofa table.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 06-18-2017 10:19 PM

Great job, walnut is my favorite. I like your plan to replace the shelf, that grain pattern deserves to be front and center not a bottom shelf. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#3 posted 06-19-2017 03:10 PM


This has stunning grain and you used it very, very, nicely!

Great design of the table as well.


-- In his retort, the alchemist repeats the work of nature-----Jim Morrison

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#4 posted 06-20-2017 02:05 AM

Thank you for the kind words fellas, I really appreciate it

-- I love the smell of coffee in the morning, and sawdust in the afternoon

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