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Project by flossy posted 10-09-2019 06:01 PM 595 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cherry table was designed to sit below a wall-mounted flatscreen television and to match the existing decor of the room.

It’s a pretty straight-forward build. I took plenty of notes and paired them up with the Sketchup drawings I created during the design phase. Here's a link to download the project plans I created, in case you’re interested in making something similar.

-- http://www.ricketyfurniture.com





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pottz

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#1 posted 10-09-2019 06:24 PM

the beauty of a&c or shaker is the simplicity of the design,it’s just plain and functional and that lets the wood shine as the star.nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 10-09-2019 06:42 PM

Completely agree with your take on A&C, pottz. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy the opportunity to cut and fit 40+ mortise and tenon joints, right?

Thanks so much for the kind comment.

-- http://www.ricketyfurniture.com

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#3 posted 10-09-2019 07:23 PM

Very nice!

-- Pete

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#4 posted 10-09-2019 07:58 PM

I also see a bit of Shaker. Very clean lines, looks like it is well made too. Congrats on a nice piece.

-- Petey

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#5 posted 10-09-2019 08:29 PM


Plus, who doesn t enjoy the opportunity to cut and fit 40+ mortise and tenon joints, right?

- flossy

Yeah, it’s always been a big draw for me. But in a sense you start to get them coming out cheaper by the dozen, at least when you rip off a bunch of them at once, it tends to make you quicker at them. I guess they are cheaper then?

Nice table, it made me remember I need to unearth “the desk”

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 10-09-2019 08:39 PM

Thanks Pete and Petey! Yes, definitely a taste of Shaker in that design.

“Cheaper by the dozen…” for real, SteveN. Set up once and knock a bunch out. I’d love to hear more about that desk, by the way.

-- http://www.ricketyfurniture.com

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#7 posted 10-09-2019 10:00 PM



Completely agree with your take on A&C, pottz. Plus, who doesn t enjoy the opportunity to cut and fit 40+ mortise and tenon joints, right?

Thanks so much for the kind comment.

- flossy


if you like m & t try some g & g,you also get to make square plugs,lots of em-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#8 posted 10-09-2019 11:00 PM

Great table, and sharing plans says alot. Cheers

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 10-09-2019 11:00 PM

Love it! Cherry and G&G, what could be better?

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#10 posted 10-09-2019 11:26 PM

Looks great. Just right in a lot of ways.

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#11 posted 10-10-2019 01:17 AM

Such a great looking console. very nicely done and nice wood choice. Great photos too.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#12 posted 10-10-2019 04:41 AM

Beautiful leg design!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 10-10-2019 11:11 AM

I agree with some of the others that there is a lot of Shaker influence in the design to go with the traditional craftsman look. It looks just right. Nice work.

Mortise and tenon joints are the only way to go, IMO. By the time you get done punching holes in things it looks like Swiss cheese, then everything fits together like a puzzle to create a piece of fine furniture.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#14 posted 10-10-2019 07:51 PM


“Cheaper by the dozen…” for real, SteveN. Set up once and knock a bunch out. I’d love to hear more about that desk, by the way.

- flossy

A sneak peak from the way back machine. This was from the Spring of 2016 IIRC. I was still working. Wife wanted a desk for her office area. She liked the lines of this G&G look, I was at a loss to find any QS Oak worth squat, so I went Cherry. It’s still as it sits in this pic, well maybe a little of the sanding work is done, just haven’t had time. Hoping this Fall Winter to finally get the shop done, and get back to some woodworking, instead of Home repair, mowing, and all the other stuff that keeps me awake. Still a lot of sanding, fitting, finalizing, then finish, and glue up. Currently I’m stuck on the profile for the top’s edge? Leave it squared as is, chamfer from below, or a profile like an ogee, or round over?

-- Think safe, be safe

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#15 posted 10-10-2019 11:46 PM

Thanks for that the kind, positive support everyone. I really appreciate it. Glad to hear the plans might be useful to a few folks, too.

Loving that desk, SteveN. Thanks for sharing a photo and a bit of the backstory. It’s going to be beautiful. I personally think that profile looks great as is, but a 1/8” roundover would probably add a nice softened touch, too. You really can’t go wrong with it at this point. Nice craftsmanship.

-- http://www.ricketyfurniture.com

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