Mission Style End Tables

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Project by cdarney posted 09-13-2012 07:11 PM 5577 views 11 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these end tables from plans purchased at Woodcraft. I made them EXACTLY how they said – except for the wood…the dimensions…some of the joinery…the finish…the hidden compartments…well, you get the idea.

They’re made from cherry with hard male drawer sides. Everything was finished with a few coats of shellac. The tops were over-coated with a few more coats of wipe-on poly and some paste wax.

I think the LOML is pleased with them. They’ll replace some very ugly mismatched ones we’re using now.

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#1 posted 09-13-2012 11:05 PM

I literally JUST finished thickness-planing some quartersawn white oak for this exact same project… Now I can’t post it! :)

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#2 posted 09-13-2012 11:06 PM

Oh, and beautiful tables by the way. Love the shellac finish.

-- "Begin every endeaver with the end ever in mind."

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#3 posted 09-14-2012 02:39 AM

Great job and I’m sure she is well please with them! Well built and beautiful too. I made a white oak pair two years ago for my oldest son’s apartment.

-- Jim, Virginia,

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#4 posted 09-14-2012 07:11 PM

I have always wondered if the Woodcraft plans are worth anything. Have you used any other of their plans?

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#5 posted 09-14-2012 08:08 PM

Those are beautiful tables. I made a couple similar based on plans I drew up from a photo I saw online. There’s enough difference between yours and mine you might want to look at them.

Your craftsmanship is great. Love those tables.

-- If the world was a logical place, men would be the ones who ride horses sidesaddle.

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#6 posted 09-14-2012 08:21 PM

@Dinger – I’d love to see them when they’re done.

@donutslayer – I found the plans to be pretty thorough. I only found one error in the and it was a mis-labeled part. They were easy to follow and the cutlist was pretty good – assumiong your dimensions are the same as the plan’s.

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