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End table for my stitching wife. Walnut and Walnut ply

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Project by tt1106 posted 01-02-2021 10:37 PM 923 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife spends a lot of time making things with thread. She embroiders,x-stitches, dyes fabric, sews and paints. Recently she was diagnosed with Ibs, which has caused her a lot of pain and taken some of the joy out of her hobbies. For context, I have included pics of her current end table and her “overflow” end table. I told her, I as going to build her an end table with some storage. Nic built “Cherry End Table” in 2016 with a lift up tabletop for storage.
I went ahead and made a sliding table top with soft close slides. The Table(more like a cabinet) also has a shelf on the back side for more storage. The slider opens to reveal a compartment for charging devices. The power strip includes USB ports and routs to the side behind the drawers and out the bottom top the case.
Dimension are 16 wide, 30 inches long and 24 inches tall.
Not perfect but turned out well. Decided to try Walnut Ply instead of just making panels. Big mistake. I should have used real wood. Still turned out nice and she is thrilled. Pictured are with some BLO wiped on. Top coat will be applied tomorrow.

-- -Todd





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HerbC

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#1 posted 01-02-2021 11:05 PM

Very nice and I’m sure your wife finds it useful.

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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#2 posted 01-03-2021 01:49 AM

Beautiful work!!

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#3 posted 01-03-2021 02:31 AM

Looks great. Very nicely customized.

I love walnut – what about the walnut plywood did you not like?

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tt1106

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#4 posted 01-03-2021 02:16 PM

The durability and lack of resilience. Chip out is hard to control and it’s not very forgiving.


Looks great. Very nicely customized.

I love walnut – what about the walnut plywood did you not like?

- BB1


-- -Todd

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#5 posted 01-03-2021 02:28 PM

Ah, yes. Trade off for stability with wood movement. I did a bookcase for a friend with walnut from his farm (only wanted to use the walnut, no other sources). Stressed a lot about accounting for wood movement and thought often how much easier it would be to use plywood for various parts. Dealing with chips is the definite downside as repairing plywood is troublesome. Your project sure turned out nice.


The durability and lack of resilience. Chip out is hard to control and it’s not very forgiving.

Looks great. Very nicely customized.

I love walnut – what about the walnut plywood did you not like?

- BB1

- tt1106


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artsyfartsy

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#6 posted 01-03-2021 04:05 PM

Great idea and a nice job. I may have to copy that and do the same for my bride.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#7 posted 01-03-2021 07:07 PM

Lol….spam attack!!

-- -Todd

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