Walnut Tabouret

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Project by PaxJen posted 06-21-2021 07:29 PM 672 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of the Stickley No. 603 Tabouret almost exactly as drawn in the “Great Book of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture” by Robert W. Lang. Oak would be more traditional than walnut, but I like walnut. I like the shape. I sanded to 600 grit and I used two coats of Watco tung oil, which seems more like a varnish oil combo in practice. Finishing is always the hardest part. I want to try one of the new hard wax oils next. I like this piece and I want to make more of them. I think a pair would make nice hifi speaker stands (Hint to the lovely wife).

-- Pax - Maryland

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#1 posted 06-21-2021 08:22 PM

Very nice work indeed. You certainly didn’t take any shortcuts re the craftsmanship. Well done. I have been saving some crotch walnut pieces for a couple of end tables looking for a suitable design. Will add this to the list of choices.

-- Ken, Chestermere

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#2 posted 06-21-2021 08:28 PM

Great work! Awesome glue up and looks like some challenging joinery, well done.

-- Jim, SE PA

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#3 posted 06-21-2021 08:33 PM

Looks great,
I like seeing the joinery being used,
Thanks for posting

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#4 posted 06-21-2021 09:21 PM

Well done. The table looks good in walnut.

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

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#5 posted 06-21-2021 09:23 PM

nice table, a simple design but a lot of work in it.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 06-21-2021 09:40 PM

That walnut is beautiful and really stands out with the clean design.

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#7 posted 06-21-2021 11:00 PM

Thank you all for your kind words.
It is 23 inches high and the top is 18 inches in diameter.
It feels very sturdy, but I should have pegged the bottom tenons.
The top is held on with figure 8 fasteners to allow wood movement.
I apologize for the weeds on my front walk.

-- Pax - Maryland

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#8 posted 06-22-2021 12:35 PM

Love these little Tabourets. Beautiful lumber and great craftsmanship. Nice work…

-- Tim in Tucson

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#9 posted 06-22-2021 04:21 PM

The joinery is great, making a great table. Love the top. Nice work

-- Ron

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#10 posted 06-22-2021 09:37 PM

Gorgeous table, nice work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#11 posted 06-22-2021 10:13 PM

Beautiful ! . . .That grain really pops . . .

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#12 posted 06-23-2021 12:55 PM

Simple, clean lines. Bombproof construction. Lovely wood. What’s not to like?

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#13 posted 06-23-2021 04:56 PM

Outstanding. I just love that walnut.

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