Small phone stand

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Project by Oldtool posted 09-07-2018 05:37 PM 825 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to make a small table for a phone / answering machine, with room to display photographs. Dimensions were limited to permit fitting a small area between a room door & closet, a drawer, and a photograph from the web was provided for general design. Final dimensions are: 22” long, 12” deep, and 32” tall.

The wood in this table is Red Oak to match existing furniture pieces, and tinted slightly using WATCO Dainish Oil, Medium Walnut. Drawer internal components are hard maple, all joinery is traditional M & T, dovetails, and the top is secured with the wooden clips / buttons / or whatever you call them, that fit into slotted mortises in the apron to permit wood movement.

Lessons learned in this effort:

1 – Remember to cut the mortises in the apron for the hold down buttons before glue up, they go much easier that way.

2 – Dainsh oil on porous oak is a bummer, keeps seeping out over 3 to 4 days.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#1 posted 09-07-2018 05:49 PM

nice table – I like the leg configuration

-- 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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#2 posted 09-07-2018 07:24 PM

A classically beautiful piece brother.
Great design and craftsmanship.
And, I’m sure it will be around to be admired and used long after you’re gone.
Well done.

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#3 posted 09-07-2018 08:05 PM

Thats a good looking table. I’ve had that problem with oil on oak too. It’s one of the reasons I either shellac things or just soak the oak and then leave it sit for a work week before coming back to it. Or both.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 09-07-2018 09:05 PM

That’s a nice piece of work!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#5 posted 09-08-2018 03:36 AM

Nice table there, it would be useful for a lot of purposes.

Lookie, that phone has a cord on it. I think those are collectors items.

Thanks for posting

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