Walnut Shaker Sofa Table

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Project by Mike posted 06-09-2012 07:36 PM 6023 views 13 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a Sofa Table I just made to match the end table I made a few weeks ago. It’s made of Black Walnut. I have 2 coats of neutral Danish Oil, once it cures for a few days I’ll apply a few coats of “Feed and Wax”.

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#1 posted 06-09-2012 07:56 PM

Nice looking table matches very nice with the side table .

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#2 posted 06-09-2012 08:52 PM

Fantastic looking pair of tables – the grain in that walnut is something special!

Great job


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#3 posted 06-09-2012 10:06 PM

Very nice job! Absolutely the grain too, one reason I love working with walnut. Matches the end tables wonderfully.

-- Ben from IL

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#4 posted 06-10-2012 01:55 AM

I love anything made in walnut – byootiful. :-)

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#5 posted 06-10-2012 03:17 AM

Very nicely done! How did you make the legs? Did you have some 6/4 walnut, or did you glue them up from thinner boards?

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#6 posted 06-10-2012 03:27 AM

Nice job!!! When I saw the first pic of the walnut boards it reminded me my first big project was in 1977. An entire Galley Kitchen 17’ long uppers and lowers both sides. You would think I’d be tired of walnut after that. No way. To me walnut and its’ cousin butternut are two of the nicest grained wood available. Both are easy to work and both take a finish so well. Beautiful table. Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 06-10-2012 03:35 AM

Beautiful wood and very nice project!

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#8 posted 06-10-2012 08:54 AM

Very nice classic piece. I concur, Black Walnut is so nice.

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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#9 posted 06-10-2012 02:25 PM

Classic table nice look!!!

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#10 posted 06-10-2012 02:27 PM

Simply elegant. Great job!

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

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#11 posted 06-10-2012 02:57 PM

Oh so nice love the Shaker taper legs so elegant…thank for showing…BC

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#12 posted 06-10-2012 03:01 PM

Ditto what Charlie said!
This would make any Shaker jealous!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#13 posted 06-10-2012 04:08 PM

Super nice. Gr8 lookin grains on that Walnut. Top-3 congrats also.

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#14 posted 06-10-2012 06:01 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind comments! I really appreciate them. Yes Walnut has become my favorite…every board is so unique, it cuts so nice, finishes nice, cant say enough about it. I think I need to experiment with other woods or I’m likely to have a house full of Black Walnut items haha. I might try Cherry next.

The legs were made from a chunk I got out of the “shorts bin” of my local hardwood dealer. It was 7/4 surfaced so a full 1 1/2” thick, allowing me to cut 1 1/4” X 31” blanks for the legs, then I used a taper jig on my table saw to taper two sides on each. That same chuck I was able to get the 23” legs for the matching side table so, not a bad deal for $35. I plan to watch that shorts bin once a week just for leg material. I’m still learning a lot about everything, but have to say this is my 3rd glued table top that I used a belt sander to flatten. It really seems like the way to go. I wonder how it would work on a large kitchen table top?

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#15 posted 08-13-2014 11:44 PM

I like the edge treatment on the top.

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