My attempt at mortise and tenon joints

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Project by Hazardpay posted 02-17-2014 02:14 AM 1718 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This mission style table was my first attempt at mortise and tenon joints. Alot of work but in the end I really think it turned out well. Western red cedar with cabot deck sealer. This table really fits nicely with the adirondack chairs i made. (Already posted). Critical feedback is welcome and thanks for looking. By the way this is really proof that buying lumber from some of the big box stores can produce some decent furniture with plenty of milling.

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#1 posted 02-17-2014 03:20 AM

The table turned out fantastic and I love the chairs too!

-- Tommy

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#2 posted 02-17-2014 06:59 AM

Looks like you put this one together very well. I imagine the table is not as heavy as it looks because of the cedar.

I have bought some great looking lumber from Home Depot but it usually takes me as long to sort through the wood as it does to build something…..............

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 02-17-2014 11:51 AM

Great Job

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#4 posted 02-17-2014 12:57 PM

Redryder- that is for sure the issue. By the time you have sorted through all the lumber you kind of feel bad for the guy coming in behind you to get the same thing.

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#5 posted 02-17-2014 01:10 PM

nice work and clean M/Ts.

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#6 posted 02-17-2014 01:35 PM

Your “attempt” looks like a success.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#7 posted 02-17-2014 01:44 PM

Great looking table, and I really like the chairs, too. Makes me think of summer, sitting in the shade of a big pecan tree with a cold one. Of course, after this winter, almost everything does that.


-- What's a vibrant young guy like me doing in a broken down old body like this?

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#8 posted 02-17-2014 08:04 PM

I’m especially fond of the mission style. Looks like all fits well. Set in the chair, prop up feet with beverage, and admire your craftsmanship.

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#9 posted 02-18-2014 01:40 AM

Great looking table—and you did a fine job with the M/T joinery!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#10 posted 02-18-2014 02:35 AM

Thank you everyone for the nice comments. Big compliment coming from this crew.

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#11 posted 02-18-2014 02:47 AM

This is a beautiful piece of workmanship. I love the table AND the chairs. Great job on the joinery as well.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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