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Project by Pitt posted 12-23-2007 08:15 PM 1859 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just started messing around with wood a couple of years ago. I made a some bedside tables – starting with poplar and moving up to cherry as my mistakes grew fewer (or I learned to hide them better). The design was based on Old Yankee Workshop shaker tables. This was my first attempt at adding a different type of drawer, a shelf and using multiple wood species. The top/aprons are tiger maple, walnut and cherry, legs are cherry. The finish is several coats of Tried and True BLO with varnish (which takes forever to dry) followed by a couple of coats of wax. The Tried and True is nice since it is non-toxic. Suggestions and critiques are welcome…

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#1 posted 12-23-2007 09:20 PM

Welcome to LJ’s!

That’s a nice piece Pitt. I like the knob and the way you combined the different woods. The BLO really brought out the grain.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#2 posted 12-23-2007 10:01 PM

A great looking table. A nice contrast and the grain is the wood is beautiful.

-- 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]

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#3 posted 12-23-2007 11:16 PM

No critique from this end Pitt. Beautiful job. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 12-23-2007 11:43 PM

Very nice and elegant. You know what they say, the true sign of a craftsman is how well he can hide is mistakes.

-- Kaleo ,

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#5 posted 12-24-2007 02:30 AM

Welcome to lj’s … great project posting !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 12-24-2007 04:10 AM

Nicely done Pitt… it looks like you got the woodworking bug…enjoy Blkcherry

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#7 posted 12-24-2007 06:24 PM

Beautiful work, nice tapered legs, great job.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#8 posted 08-15-2008 07:01 PM

a great looking table

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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