Queen Anne Side Table

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Project by Mark Mazzo posted 05-17-2008 04:16 PM 2416 views 5 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I’d post a complete project on this table. I blogged about it as it was built – you can look at my blog and search for Queen Anne Side Table to get the details.

The able was my first attempt at a reproduction piece and a first attempt at cabriole legs. I enjoyed the build and I think that there may be a few more reproduction pieces in my woodworking future.

The wood is cherry with soft maple as a secondary wood for the drawer box. The finish is boiled linseed oil, followed by garnet shellac and then a top coat of semi gloss Arm-R-Seal. Finally, I rubbed the finish out with 0000 steel wool and then applied some paste wax (with steel wool for added protection.

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at

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#1 posted 05-17-2008 05:21 PM

OH YES That is nice ….Id love to touch it ., long did it take you ?


-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#2 posted 05-17-2008 05:40 PM

wow that is nice. I love the legs, and the dovetails. thanks for the post.

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#3 posted 05-17-2008 06:50 PM

Great piece Mark, repro’s are always fun and have so much built in character

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#4 posted 05-17-2008 06:51 PM

That is a beautiful reproduction!

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#5 posted 05-17-2008 06:56 PM

This is great work. I have yet to attempt anything quite like it. However ,I am now inspired. Beautiful!

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#6 posted 05-17-2008 07:04 PM


This turned out great. I really enjoyed following this project on the blog and it is great to see the finished product. The finish turned out excellent on this. Great pictures by the way!

I’m enjoying the guitar you are doing now too. You will need to post a video when it is done of you playing it so we can hear how it sounds.

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#7 posted 05-17-2008 07:05 PM

Very nice. Those legs turned out great!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 05-17-2008 08:23 PM

All I can say is it looks like you’ve been building these for about 40 years.

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

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#9 posted 05-17-2008 10:21 PM

Wow! Absolutely stunning! Love that cherry, and the legs are fantastic. Nice work!

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#10 posted 05-18-2008 02:24 AM

Beau – Tee – Full

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#11 posted 05-18-2008 05:47 AM

as the others have said, it looks fantastic!
love the color of the cherry.
your legs came out really nice.

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#12 posted 05-18-2008 06:23 AM

oh soooo sweet

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#13 posted 05-18-2008 08:56 AM

I think you got the most out of that tree Mark. I’d also like to compliment your photography. The pictures of the piece in its natural environment are just stunning.

-- Jim

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#14 posted 05-18-2008 12:31 PM


This is a very nice table. Cherry is such a gorgeous wood and you did it proud with this piece.

Nice photos, too.

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

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#15 posted 05-18-2008 04:47 PM

Mark, Excellent work!

-- Bob A in NJ

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