Walnut side table

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Project by bigfrankk posted 07-23-2017 02:59 AM 1553 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a hand-tool build I did last last month, its based on a table from Paul Sellers’ book that i had been meaning to make for a while now and finally got around to it.

The table is walnut, legs tapered with a handsaw and plane; aprons curves using stopcuts, chisel, and smoothed with a spokeshave, the rest is basic mortise and tenon.

Its a pretty basic side table design and I have seen several similar ones built by others. I feel like its a nice and classic design and is definitely a fun build!

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#1 posted 07-23-2017 04:16 AM

Looks Great!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#2 posted 07-23-2017 01:05 PM

This is a very nice table. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 07-23-2017 01:26 PM

basic but still a nice design and well done !

i also made many like that with parallel legs (square) – easy to build and easy to sell

but I really liked tapered legs and the small arch of your build
good idea to the the next ones

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#4 posted 07-23-2017 01:28 PM

gheeeezz I really like that ! A lot of effort put into it and it shows

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 07-23-2017 04:33 PM

appreciate the comments and the welcome! The second pic looks a little washed out due to shadows and it looks like it blends with the floor too much but looks better in person IMO

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#6 posted 07-23-2017 05:34 PM

Nice work…especially with all hand tools. I love the look of Walnut.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#7 posted 07-23-2017 10:56 PM

As a power tool guy, I am very impressed by that job done by all hand tools. The legs and arches make it very elegant.
Welcome aboard

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

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#8 posted 08-06-2017 07:42 PM

You have done a fantastic job. Those tapered legs look professional.

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#9 posted 09-05-2017 06:30 PM

Very clean. like the look.

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

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#10 posted 09-27-2017 10:41 AM

That is very nice, thanks for sharing

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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