Shaker Bedside Table

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Project by bandit571 posted 12-08-2019 09:08 PM 603 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

had a bit of 1×6 Ash on hand. Decided to try to build a little bedside table. Table stands 22-1/4” tall, and has a 16” x 20” top. Bread board ends. Legs needed to be glue-ups. Then two sides of each leg were tapered.
Last photo shows how the top is attached to the base. Counting the two ends, top is a 11 piece glue up.

Stain is called Gunstock. There are 3 coats of Amber Shellac.

A rather simple little table, nothing really fancy. Would be a nice weekend project to do.

Thanks for looking in.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 12-08-2019 11:31 PM

Great job. I really like it and need one of these. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 12-08-2019 11:53 PM

Nice work! Do you have a picture of how you breadboarded the ends? Multiple tenons? Long tenon? Where did you glue? I’d like to do another end table and I’m looking for inspiration. I like my first piece, but it was a “fly by the seat of your pants” kind of build.

-- Todd

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#3 posted 12-08-2019 11:54 PM

To clarify my question, I can see the end of the breadboard, does that extend the whole way or did you mortise and tenon in addition like you might on a table?

-- Todd

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#4 posted 12-09-2019 12:05 AM

Mean like this?

Cut a rebate, flip the top panel over..

And repeat….Bread board ends simply have a groove. Because the top is a glue up of 9 slats, I am not too concerned about if the top moves. Ends are also glued in place…

Nothing complicated…

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#5 posted 12-09-2019 12:24 AM

that came out sweet bandit,nice work.

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#6 posted 12-09-2019 02:40 AM

Not too Shaky at all:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#7 posted 12-09-2019 02:40 AM

Looks great. Nice job doing the rebates with the 78.

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#8 posted 12-09-2019 02:41 AM

That’s a very attractive table bandit.

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#9 posted 12-09-2019 03:24 AM

Nice build, Bandit. The table came out well. I have used Gunstock stain on a project before too, but I don’t remember what project that was.

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#10 posted 12-09-2019 07:17 PM


Congrats on making the Top 3…..The table turned out nice…..!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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