Small Mission/Stickley Side Table

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Project by Stevedore posted 09-07-2019 01:39 PM 813 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small Mission/Stickley style side table I just finished after a couple of months of (very) spare time work. Top is 11” square, table is 21” tall. Much of our furniture is Stickley Mission, and I wanted this to match other pieces in the same room, so I used Jeff Jewitt’s (Homestead Finishing Products) process to duplicate Stickley’s “Aurora” finish. We’re very pleased with the results. All quartersawn white oak, & pinned mortise & tenon joints. The top is attached by screws up through the aprons, with slightly oversized holes to allow for any seasonal wood movement. The corner cutouts of the top were cut to allow a bit of clearance for the same reason. All in all, this was an enjoyable project, & it will serve me well holding my coffee, beer, wine, Scotch, etc.

-- Steve, in Morris County, NJ

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#1 posted 09-07-2019 02:06 PM

Very attractive project. Excellent craftsmanship. Love of vibe of it.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#2 posted 09-07-2019 02:36 PM

Love arts n craft pieces, nice work.

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#3 posted 09-07-2019 03:50 PM

Stickley is a nice design. You did a nice job on that endtable.

-- Petey

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#4 posted 09-07-2019 07:31 PM

Very Nice! too bad that one dowel was crooked:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 09-07-2019 09:51 PM

Classic well built side table.
Very very nice.
Yes great for holding scotch.

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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#6 posted 09-08-2019 02:06 AM

That looks great. Nice work.

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#7 posted 09-08-2019 01:58 PM

Plenty of eye candy in all the details! As my wife would say: “Use a coaster!”

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#8 posted 09-08-2019 02:59 PM

Very nice, Steve. I like the top that way and the finished tone looks great.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#9 posted 09-08-2019 06:29 PM

Exceptionally nice Stickley reproduction there. The details are very nice.

Thanks for posting

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#10 posted 09-09-2019 10:50 AM

Looks like fun to make.

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#11 posted 09-10-2019 11:34 AM

Thank you for the compliments; I appreciate them.

@Andre: I never knew I was supposed to align my dowel pins!

-- Steve, in Morris County, NJ

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