cherry sewing table

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Project by squaretree posted 04-15-2014 10:51 PM 1431 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my very first furniture project 15 years ago. Its a cherry “sewing table” and I found the plan in a book I believe. Looking back, it was quite ambitious for my skill level at the time. The face frame is dovetailed together and also dovetailed into the legs. (That was a job for the leigh jig my father had given me) The best decision I made on that project was to give it only a clear coat finish (cant remember what I used). The wood was rather light for several years, but now has turned this beautiful deep color. Im happy to say it has held up well in spite of 3 kids and 6 houses between then and now :)

-- if you can't find me, just follow the extension cord

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#1 posted 04-16-2014 12:34 AM

Nice table, especially as a first project. Great work on the dovetailed assembly, all joints look nice and tight.
You might have considered it somewhat ambitious, but that is how to learn and improve. Besides, it’s the most fun when you accomplish a new skill.
PS: Nice idea to clear coat the cherry, it’s a beautiful wood, too good looking to hide.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 04-16-2014 08:38 AM

Nice work, Cool that you still have it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 04-16-2014 11:20 AM

Wow 15 years ago I wasn’t doing that. Great job then, great job today.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 04-17-2014 01:19 AM

I dug out the book that I found this table in. Believe it or not it’s titled “Tables” by Anthony Guidice. The table I built is on page 65. The instructions must be really good or I never would have pulled it off :)

-- if you can't find me, just follow the extension cord

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