Walnut Shaker Table

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Project by MickeyD posted 09-22-2010 11:37 PM 2662 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the table I made in Kentucky at Kelly Mehler’s class. I had a wonderful time while I was there. I had apprehensions about being the least experienced woodworker, but I kept up just fine. Doing the practice poplar table and practicing dovetails before hand helped. The class was 5 days and we worked hard every day. The table was not quite finished when the class was over, but I was able to finish it without to much trouble when I got home. Every piece of wood in the table is walnut so I can’t even show off the dovetails because they blend so well. The drawer bottom was quite figured and caused me fits when I was trying to plane it smooth, but it is beautiful and well worth the effort.
Thank you for looking.

-- -Willing to try

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#1 posted 09-22-2010 11:53 PM


Very nice.


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#2 posted 09-22-2010 11:56 PM

Those dovetails are fantastic. This is work you can be proud of!

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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#3 posted 09-23-2010 12:19 AM

nice dovetailing looks sweet

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#4 posted 09-23-2010 12:28 AM

Thats so beautiful – your smile on the last picture!
I’m really impressed, not only by the fact you did this in five days with such a wonderful result – but also by your will, that you make a test table before taking the class, that is really something.
Best of thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#5 posted 09-23-2010 02:00 AM

This is a beautiful table. Very nicely done. Your choice of wood is fantastic as well.

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#6 posted 01-08-2011 09:40 PM

Truly beautiful table

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#7 posted 01-08-2011 09:50 PM

Man, that table would maker any Shaker jealous!!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 01-08-2011 10:01 PM

The table is very nice and you did a real good job on it. It looks like the class was well worth it and I imagine that you learned a lot.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 01-10-2016 11:42 PM

Beautiful project!

-- Sean Hollick ~

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