Basic Endtable

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This is just a basic endtable that I made. It took me forever to complete. Having a baby in the middle of the project changed my schedule quite a bit. Then winter hit and I had no desire to go into the garage. Finally the days grew warmer so I finished it up. This is the first project I’ve done involving glue-ups or mortise and tenon joinery. I was fairly happy with the way things came out. After completing it, I did some measurements to see how well I did on keeping it square. I’m proud to say it came out almost perfect.

It’s red oak, “Early American” stain and two coats of quick-dry poly.

-- Joshua, Olathe, Kansas

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#1 posted 04-13-2008 12:18 AM

Been there. I started a coffee table had a baby then finished it.

Nice job!

-- 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 04-13-2008 01:08 AM

Hi Joshua,

This is a nice table. You did a good job on the design and execution. But I am surprised that you got away with just one. Given the obvious success of this table is a matching one in the future? :)

Thanks for the post.

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

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#3 posted 04-13-2008 01:22 AM

great job on the table. i like the color of the table and it looks like its of very good construction. after you start finding uses for that you’ll have to make more. trust me on that!

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#4 posted 04-13-2008 04:23 AM

I like it a lot.

The design reminds me of a table I made that gave me fits!

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

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#5 posted 04-13-2008 05:14 AM

Joshua. A great table.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 04-13-2008 04:07 PM

NICE Job- Now you have the confidence to take on any project.

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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#7 posted 04-13-2008 06:14 PM

A decent table. I admire the perfection you have achieved in making it.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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