Chestnut end table and magazine rack

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Project by justholler posted 01-16-2012 05:47 AM 2997 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some wormy chestnut wood stored in some rafters and chose this as a Christmas project for the wife. I actually had a non-wormy chestnut 2×4 that I made the legs out of. The top and sides was actually wood given to me by a co-worker so I really saved some money there! This was actually thin stock t&g paneling for the top. Had to panel three pieces of wood. The more character the better with chestnut (check out the lengthy worm streak). This was the first project where I really gave my (new to me) planer a work out. The magazine rack was an after thought…I wanted to build it in to the table itself but she said no and I think it turned out ok. The finish is tung oil…which in my opinion is perfect for this wood. Construction could have cost me a lot more had I chose to buy the mortise jig and bits that I almost went for…instead…guess what…its pocket hole joinery—which I already had.

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#1 posted 01-16-2012 05:53 AM

Welcome to Ljs
Nice end tab and magazine rack ,good job.


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#2 posted 01-16-2012 06:16 AM

She’s a beauty!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#3 posted 01-16-2012 03:49 PM

Very nice table. Welcome to LJ !!

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