Mission Side Table and Coffee Table

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Project by rodneyh posted 07-20-2012 07:03 PM 3728 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A pair of quartersawn white oak mission style tables for the living room. The design is a modified Stickley Harvey Ellis. I changed the sizes slightly to better fit our space, and the inlays were replaced with the much simpler mortise pattern. I added the thru tenons to the cross braces to regain some of the lost character. The cross braces are connected to each other via a pinned half lap, and screws thru the braces connect the tops and shelves. The coffee table is 38” diameter and 19.5” tall. The side table is 26” diameter and height.

The finish is Jeff Jewitt’s recipe for Stickley Fayetteville. It utilizes a water based transtint dye, General finishes seal-a-cell, General finishes gel stain, and 2-7 coats (depending on surface) of a home mixed wipe on urethane. The photos are in several different lighting conditions, and the last photo best represents the true color.

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#1 posted 07-20-2012 08:42 PM

Very nice work. The finish looks great.

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#2 posted 07-20-2012 09:18 PM

Perfect wood selection and nice color choice…really brings out that fantastic grain : )
I really like the style and Craftsmanship you put into these tables : )

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#3 posted 07-20-2012 11:42 PM

Nicely done great job

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#4 posted 07-21-2012 02:00 AM

Man..They are nice! I would love to build those…..

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#5 posted 07-21-2012 12:50 PM

Beautiful, great job!!

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#6 posted 07-21-2012 06:02 PM

Very nice looking tables. Love how fuming looks, great job

-- Ben from IL

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#7 posted 07-21-2012 08:56 PM

great looking tables. The rays of the QSWO are quite nice.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 07-21-2012 09:54 PM

Real nice job!


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#9 posted 01-01-2014 12:53 AM

Great finish! Which color Transtint dye, and which color GF gel stain?

Thanks so much.

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