Painted Shaker Sewing Table with Tiger Maple Drawers

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Project by J. Crate Larkin posted 08-22-2013 08:35 PM 1397 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Painted Shaker Sewing Table with Tiger Maple Drawers
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This is a Shaker Sewing table that I took some license with; there is no record that I can find of this juxtaposition of finishes. The base is milk-painted cherry with sliding dovetailed legs, the top is cherry, and the double-sided drawers are tiger maple and pine. A very satisfying piece to make.

-- J. Crate, Maryland

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#1 posted 08-22-2013 08:40 PM

I like the mix of painted and natural wood. A very nice piece.

-- accidental woodworker

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#2 posted 08-22-2013 09:26 PM

Great job here! absolutely stunning! Like the wood and the finish.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#3 posted 08-22-2013 09:43 PM

Very attractive table with beautiful tiger maple on the fronts of the drawers.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 08-23-2013 12:17 PM

This is a beautiful piece of furniture, and the mix of paint with the natural wood gives it a bit of “country” flair.
This piece, as well as your other six posts, are all beautiful, and your work is outstanding. I noticed in your posts though that descriptions are limited and I’m curious: what type of finish do you use? Other than the paint of course. What you do is why I started woodworking as a hobby, making American period reproductions, furniture with a timeless beauty that never goes out of style, and made with hand tools to give it that “craftsman” look.
Thanks for posting, very nice work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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