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These were a ton of fun to make, with no straight edges except on a cleat that sits beneath the tabletops. Lathe work, bandsaw, circle jig, dovetailing with the router, all kinds of fun. Yet each table has precisely 6 components!

We use them as matching end tables on either side of the couch in our eat-in kitchen.

The finish also was a lot of fun, in order to get that snow-white maple to a nice honey color. Several layers of garnet shellac, followed by a layer of "antique maple" gel stain, a sealer layer of shellac, then a layer of antique chestnut gel stain. Then another seal with shellac, followed by several wiped-on topcoats of satin poly, rubbed out with steel wool.

When you lay down shellac first, the gel stain hardly sticks at all. It tints the finish, rather than staining it, if you get my meaning. The antique maple gives an undertone of orange-red, then the chestnut puts on a topnote of brown. Just a perfect honey maple. You need that red in there for richness, even if the finished product doesn't look red at all.

The dimensions are all taken from New Yankee plans, although I changed the shape of the legs a bit.

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Wonderful tables. They go great with the Sofa.
 

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Gorgeous tables nice grain.jockmike2
 

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That Tiger maple sure is gorgeous wood! Nice job on the stands too. I saw one of these in a woodworking mag onceand I've always wanted to build one.
I can't help but notice that you like to make your projects in multiples!
 

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You did a very nice job on these tables. I love the grain patterns.
 

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Very nice tables and wood grain.
 

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Very nice tables .a very nice job
 
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