Gateleg Table (Ikea knock-off) Part 2

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Project by GCM posted 01-27-2014 11:25 AM 2992 views 4 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a gateleg table I built for a friend and finished to the “client’s” specification.

Pocket hole joinery throughout.

-- Make things as simple as possible, but no simpler.

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#1 posted 01-27-2014 04:52 PM

It looks like this would be a fun project to build and very useful. The straight lines are very clean.

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#2 posted 01-28-2014 04:15 AM

@Brett “fun project to build” – Well I thought so too at the start – it looked to be straight forward but turned out to be quite challenging in the end (not that makes it not fun) – it is only the second (significant) project that I have built without plans of some sort (the other being the chest of drawers but they are fairly standard).

I really should have built a prototype to save me a fair amount of remedial work but I was under pressure to get it done.

The drawers in particular were more difficult than I thought they would be – I hadn’t done NON-false face drawers before but to maximise volume these had to be – I also found that I don’t like working with 1/2” ply (the sides).
The drawers needed to be strong as they could be carrying quite a lot of cutlery etc – not having a dovetail jig I opted for the next best thing – locked rabbet drawer joinery done on the router table WITHOUT a locked rabbet drawer joint bit… fun and games as you say ;-)

-- Make things as simple as possible, but no simpler.

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