Mission Style Sofa Table

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Project by BillF posted 07-29-2008 03:33 AM 5926 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK. I figured it was time to get serious. I made this sofa table for my daughter. The plans were downloaded from

It took me just under a month. Still learning about the tools and taking my time. I really messed up the bottom shelf. But was still able to hide the worst of it. For a first big project I was pleased with how it turned out. The biggest thrill was the first time I set it right side up and it didn’t wobble.

-- Master of my domain (My wife says so).

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#1 posted 07-29-2008 03:45 AM

Wonderful Job! – She will treasure it forever!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#2 posted 07-29-2008 12:57 PM

Very nicely crafted, your daughter will cherish this heirloom for many years.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 07-29-2008 01:35 PM

Great Job! I like the choice of wood and the finish turned out great. Mission style is my favorite. What’s next?

-- Dale, Pittsburgh PA -

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#4 posted 07-29-2008 01:49 PM

Great job. I love mission syle furniture. I know the thrill you spoke about. I have gotten that at some point during everyproject I have done (although there hasn’t been that many).

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#5 posted 07-29-2008 02:37 PM

Looks nice. Your daughter will love it. You should be proud of that project. The “no wobble” is always a big challenge.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#6 posted 07-29-2008 02:54 PM

Thank you all for the encouragement. Next is an end table and coffee table for my younger son and daughter-in-law. Also in mission style.

-- Master of my domain (My wife says so).

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#7 posted 07-30-2008 02:45 AM

Great looking table. Shes going to love it.

-- Andy

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#8 posted 07-30-2008 11:45 AM

I built this same table for my mother. I built mine out of splated spruce no less. I am real pleased how it turned out. She has it near a window and there is a hot air duct coming out of the floor right below it and it hasen’t moved an inch. The design is simple and sllows for any movement that might occur. I to had trouble with the bottom shelf. I think just because its just a couple of flat boards with notches cut in the corners we tend to get careless with the tape measure. Sorry no pics.

Great table / great job


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#9 posted 08-01-2008 09:39 PM

Nice Job! What did she think of it?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 08-04-2008 02:11 AM

She loved it! Of course, being that dad made it she almost had to love it. But, I think I saw some moisture in the corner of her eye when we delivered it. She has already moved it around her apartment a number of times and is looking for the appropriate pictures to set on it.

-- Master of my domain (My wife says so).

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#11 posted 08-04-2008 02:54 AM

Good job!
Beautiful. I love the style.

How brave everybody is to do such beautiful projects.
(I’m looking at some of the pictures)
I never try because I know I can’t do it perfectly, thanks for saying that you messed up something and were able to fix it,
I wouldn’t know where to start.
but maybe someday….. if the pigeons are happy with their home, I might do something “human worthy”

....gotta start somewhere…..

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#12 posted 08-04-2008 03:38 AM

Thank you Dali. I appreciate the comments. Just a small correction… I wasn’t able to fix it, just hide it. LOL. As for doing a project perfectly, I am still attempting to reach that pinnacle of perfection. Every project I have completed (and the one I am working on now) has a mistake in it. If it is bad and not able to be hidden I do the piece over again. I think of it as a learning experience. And, boy am I getting smart. ;-)

To get started I typed a query into I was interested in Mission Style furniture, so I typed in ‘mission style furniture plans’. It returned a multitude of sites willing to sell me plans for every type of furniture you can think of! LOL.

Just start small and work your way up. Good luck.

-- Master of my domain (My wife says so).

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#13 posted 05-05-2009 02:33 PM

Bill, We are never as good as we want to be, but practice helps. You did a real good job on this piece. Keep the saw running.

-- Bill G - West Springfield, MA

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#14 posted 05-05-2009 05:36 PM

Love arts n craft , mission looks fantastic


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