Unity Candle Table

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Project by shawnseanderson posted 02-06-2008 06:52 AM 5760 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table that we built for our wedding. We wanted to have a unity candle but the stair landing where we wanted to have the ceremony did not have enough room for any of the tables that we had.

So… We made one exactly the size we wanted.

The table is made from solid Red Oak and is finished with a danish oil and a poly top coat. the skirt is assembled with mortise and tenon joints. The tenons are mitered on the ends to keep them from touching on the inside. The lower rails are also mortise and tenon joints. This was the first time that we had done them.

I am not sure if it fits but we are calling it a Mission or Arts and Crafts style table.

-- Shawn, Washington, No really, its a work in progress.

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#1 posted 02-06-2008 07:43 AM

Nice looking table. I like the finish.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 02-06-2008 09:21 AM

Nice table and congratulations on the wedding.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 02-06-2008 12:44 PM

Call it whatever you like, but be sure to include Really Nice in there. A very attractive table.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#4 posted 02-06-2008 01:54 PM

Very nice table and adding my congratulations on the wedding.

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Les Hastings

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#5 posted 02-06-2008 02:46 PM

Good excuse to build a table,,,nice job. Congrats and good luck!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#6 posted 02-06-2008 03:04 PM

Very nice little table, nice clean lines and great finish…and Congrats!

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#7 posted 02-06-2008 03:30 PM

Very nice table, made even more special by its purpose!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 02-06-2008 03:37 PM

now isn’t that little table a keepsake filled with memories!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#9 posted 02-06-2008 03:40 PM

Nice table and a lifetime of memories to go with it, cool

-- Hope Never fails

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#10 posted 02-06-2008 05:25 PM

This is a really nice table. With this being your first piece let me say that you are in the right place. This speaks volumes about your craftmanship. The joints all look tight and the finish is excellent.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#11 posted 02-06-2008 06:43 PM

Thanks for all the support. I am having quite a bit of fun with this.

-- Shawn, Washington, No really, its a work in progress.

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