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I built the table from some plans in a American Woodworker magazine. I made it from flat sawn white oak. I wish that I had went ahead and used QS oak. It is a nice size table, and a good height for a living room or bedroom. I thought there would be only one real challenge to making this table, but there ended up being two. The plans called for a 1/8" groove in each leg with a 1/4" hole at each end. I broke two bits try to cut these. It did not seem to matter how small of a cut I took. I finally decide on a 1/4" groove with 3/8" square holes at each end. I think it looks just as good. The other was getting the leg support at the bottom to match up with eight 45 deg angles. I got these to come out with some test cuts, stop block, and a little work with a block plane. Great skill builder project. It was finished with Trans Tint brown dye, and a few coats of poly/oil.

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A very nice table indeed. I really like the groove with the square at the end, more in keeping with the Mission style…. Also like the matched bottom shelf. Very nice work….
 

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Wow! Artistic woodworking at it's finest. Great job Greg.
 

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Nice table. Especially like the detail and design of the lower shelf.
 

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Great job! Very nice craftsmanship. I like the details and finish.
 

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Beautiful work, Greg. I really like A&C designs, and you have done this genre justice.
 

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Beautiful use of Oak. Very nice figure. Nice job on the finish also. Love the design, is it your own? jockmike
 

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Nice job. Are those tenons on the bottom shelf through tenons? I did not see a wedge, so I am wondering if they are held in place with glue or screws?
 

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Wonderful work!
 

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Awesome job Greg. Very well executed! How did you join the lower shelf pieces? Biscuits?
 

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The tenons at the bottom are through tenons. The mortis was cut at the same angle as the legs. The tenon itself was a separate piece. I had to mortis out the lower shelf. Then cut the mortis in the leg. The tenon was glued into the lower shelf and then glued in place on the leg. All four sections of the lower shelf have a spline that holds them together. The spline was made from 1/4" hardboard.
 

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Very nice! Looks like with a little tweaking of proportions this would make a good stool design as well.
 

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I would have never thought of that, but you are right it would make a nice strudy stool.
 

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Very nice! I really like the matching of the grain, specially the starburst pattern on the bottom shelf. Great Job!
 

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Very nice side table and attention to details.
 
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