Shaker Table #2 (shortened version)

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Project by maxomatic posted 08-23-2012 01:25 PM 1336 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My second shaker table, which I’m a little less happy with than the first one I built. I wanted to make one to sit next to my “Dad Chair”. Since the chair is a recliner, it’s pretty low, and I realized that the original dimensions of the table made it too high, so I just shortened the legs by 5 inches. That takes away a lot of the elegance of the design I think. I find this one to be a little squat and stubby looking. Oh well.

It’s made of cherry, no secondary woods. The inlay on the top and the knob are walnut. When I had the top all put together and cut, it was kind of boring, so I put the inlay in to spice it up a bit. I’m glad I did, I think it adds a lot to the piece. Finished with two coats of shellac, followed by 3 coats of Enduro-Var.

-- I cut it three times and it's STILL too short!

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#1 posted 08-23-2012 02:44 PM

I like it, I’m hoping to make a similar one using cherry as well.

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#2 posted 08-23-2012 05:14 PM

Cool beans! Keep up the good work!


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#3 posted 08-23-2012 07:20 PM

Maybe not as elegant, but function is important too, and it still has nice, clean lines.

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