Mid Century End Table

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Project by Jerbone posted 03-19-2014 11:56 PM 2201 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I spend the majority of my time on this site like other, looking for inspiration. I had known I wanted to do an end table but was not sure what direction I wanted to go. However on here I came across one that David Larch had built. So using that for my guide I designed and built this guy.

Most of it I designed on the fly, which bit me in the butt many times, especially the legs. I had wanted to do something a little different than he did so I came up with the cross legs idea. Oddly enough the other week I saw another mid century table on this site and it also had a different set of legs. How cool that we can build similar things but with our own tastes and twists.

I choose some beautiful quarter saw n walnut 4/4 boards. The entire project from the table to the drawers to the legs are made from this wood. The amazing grain continuously flows down both sides. For the back I have a piece that is floating in dado’s. The oddest part of this project is probably how I connected the sides tops and bottoms. Each piece is mitered and then in the miter I used my hidden spline jig create a dado that I filled with walnut splines. As for the finish I used BLO and then several coats of wax. If I was going to give this to someone else I most likely would of went for a beefier finish but I really like the BLO and polished wax look and feel. Besides I will definitely take care of it and give the tlc it will need.

So thats it, I appreciate you looking and would comments or questions. Once again thanks for the inspiration lumberjocks!


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#1 posted 03-20-2014 12:20 AM

Nice end table, I like the design and the wood is beautiful. well done.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#2 posted 03-20-2014 01:18 AM


-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#3 posted 03-20-2014 02:55 AM

Great job nice design and you can’t go wrong with walnut

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#4 posted 03-21-2014 12:09 AM

I really like the design and your beautiful wood and skills made it very special!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 03-21-2014 05:29 AM

Very Nice! & Well Done! Thanks For Posting.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#6 posted 03-26-2014 01:58 PM

Wonderful end table! Cool design, awesome joints, gorgeous wood and finish. Looks really good in that setting. Great job!

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