White Oak Craftsman Style End Table

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Project by Gary777 posted 04-19-2011 01:19 AM 2357 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first real furniture project for myself, it is a White Oak Craftsman style end table with breadboard ends on the top. I also used hidden dovetail joinery on the drawer (my first try, I used a Rockler Jig.) Lots of mortise and tenon work and sanding went into this project!

I finished this with Danish Oil (Golden Oak) and a Poly/Oil mix on the top only.

-- Gary - Carson City, NV - "Every man looks upon his wood pile with a sort of affection." — Henry David Thoreau

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#1 posted 04-19-2011 01:35 AM

very nice, simple lines, I Like it! Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- All the tools in the world wont make you a good mechanic or craftsman... however it helps!

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#2 posted 04-19-2011 05:22 AM

Very nice! How did you cut the through mortises? I built a stool and cut all the through mortises by hand. What a pain in the ass. Very time consuming, but have since bought a hollow chisel mortiser. Still havent tried it out yet though.

-- Cody - Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 04-19-2011 01:55 PM

See? I love the natural look of white oak! Some would be fans of fuming it but I am a big fan of letting the wood be itself. Simple project and simple lines but lots of work all the same! Nice work!

-- I don't know what this is going to be like, but there's only one way to find out..........

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#4 posted 04-19-2011 02:26 PM

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 04-19-2011 04:26 PM

I like the breadboard ends and the through mortises. This bring memories back for me of a project from not so long ago. I can appreciate the time and effort that went in to this. Well done. This was mine…

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-- Hannes, Cape Town, South Africa

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#6 posted 04-19-2011 06:09 PM

Thanks Guys! I love White Oak myself! I am drifting towards BLO and Super Blond Shellac as my finish of choice.

CodyM – I have a Delta Mortising machine and used that for most of the mortises including the through mortises but I cleaned all of the mortises up by hand. The upper mortises that connect the side to the front and back when made by hand as they were a little fussy.

I really need to take nicer pictures of this, I always wanted a Craftsman style end table, and it’s even better that I made it myself. I am going to make a matching Sectional in the near future.

-- Gary - Carson City, NV - "Every man looks upon his wood pile with a sort of affection." — Henry David Thoreau

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