Cherry end table

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Project by SFDCapt posted 01-10-2014 03:32 AM 1308 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been waiting to post this project until after the holidays as this was a gift to my father in law. I doubt he visits here but I wasn’t going to take the chance of him seeing it before hand. There is a little back story to this table. In a previous box project I had explained how when my Wife and I bought the family farm a few years ago we later discovered 500-600 bd ft of rough saw cherry. This wood belonged to her great grandfather, he made furniture in an old shop on the property, which is now gone. My father in law grew up watching his grandfather create furniture out of this wood when he was a kid. So, we thought it would be a great idea to create something for my wife’s father using this wood.

I started by making the tapered legs and apron pieces. These were later joined using mortise and tenons. A drawer front was cut out of one of the aprons and set aside for later use. I glued up some narrow boards for the top, using a figured piece in the center. The rails for the drawer are also cherry and have a rabbit for the drawer to slide on. The drawer box was made from some hard Maple I had left from another project. The table was then top coated with a satin oil finish. The drawer knob was turned from a small piece of cherry and satined with a dark walnut to help it stand out from the drawer front.


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#1 posted 01-10-2014 03:59 AM

Sweet little table, very nice build. You can’t go wrong with cherry wood, beautiful color and grain. I’m sure your father in law is pleased with this.

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#2 posted 01-10-2014 04:41 AM

Looks great man!

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#3 posted 01-10-2014 01:52 PM

Thank you.

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#4 posted 01-12-2014 11:15 PM

We gave the table to my wife’s parents today and they absolutely loved it.

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#5 posted 01-14-2014 05:07 PM

Simply elegant! Like the gorgeous cherry and great finish. I’m sure he will treasure it. Excellent job!

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#6 posted 01-14-2014 09:36 PM

First thing they said was “It’s so smooth” !

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