Night tables

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Project by Mark posted 12-11-2020 10:07 PM 783 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After noon all. I finished the night tables my daughter asked me for. Made from 4/4 Maple. 1) I wanted them to be heavy and solid. 2) The Maple was only $1 /bf more than Poplar. After planing to 13/16” I glued up 4 1/2” boards for the top sides and bottoms.The front face of each piece was beveled to 20° for aesthetics. I cut a 1/2” wide dado in the inside of each side pcs to accept a strong back if you will to give the table a bit more strength, secured with 1 wood screw in the centre. Where the edges met I cut a 45° bevel, glued and screwed the edges. I’m hoping wood movement won’t be an issue as the grain is all in the same direction. I bought some 8/4 Maple, ripped it to 2×2x19” blanks and turned the legs and added 5/16” hanger bolts. 2 1/2” x 3/4” sq. blocks were cut @ 11° for the legs to bottom on and give them the required angle. I added 5/16 T nuts to the blocks for the hanger bolts.
I did a half blind dovetail on the drawer fronts and sides, but used screws on the backs. The handles I made from a pic my daughter sent. Walnut stain and Varathane on the legs and handles ,3 coats of a melamine type paint and I’m done. Just in time for Christmas…however restricted it will be.
Be calm. Be safe. Be kind.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 12-12-2020 01:51 AM

Very nice Mark. Great work and will be an excellent present. Restriction aside I hope you have an enjoyable Christmas.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 12-12-2020 08:21 PM

I’ve always liked that style of table and yours look great. Nice work on the drawer pulls.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 12-13-2020 12:16 AM

Thank you gents. Hope all is well ‘down under’ Bob. Have a Merry Christmas mate.

-- Mark

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