Monday, January 17, 2011

Shaker Table Completed!

Well, the Shaker table is now complete and ready for sale! As I mentioned in my previous post, I used 3 coats of a Tung Oil finish followed by thinned coats, about 1-2 lb cuts of shellac; I used about 3 coats on the main part of the table and 5 coats on the top. The shellac was rubbed out with 0000 steel wool and paste wax. I think the oil does a nice job of revealing the stripes in the tiger maple. I know a lot of people like to use a dye to do that, but I think oil works great, it's simple and more natural. As this is cherry, the piece will get darker over time and with exposure to sun. So, here it is!




Let me know what you think!

Be Safe!

43 comments:

  1. Very nice. The oil has brought the grain out well, and as the cherry darkens I think the table will look more striking.

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  2. I am an amature woodworker to say the least....but i would like to be able to step up my techniques to be on this level of craftsmanship! My only technical training came from high school shop class 20 years ago.

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  3. Nice piece, very simple but elegant... should be able to turn out 4 or 5 a week.... great way to pick up some extra cash...... ;-)

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  4. Nice Table and very simple look and i really like it ..
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  5. The ligher color contrast of the drawer face really makes the table stand out, amazing job.

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  6. I like it alot, especially the contrasting front drawer. Good work!

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  8. This looks like great construction. I saw someone making a shaker table on HGTV the other day, and this one is a lot better. great job!

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  11. I also like the contrast of the drawer really stands out nicely. Here is a suggestion, what about using the same design perhaps shortening the legs a few inches, adding a lower shelf OR another drawer and turning it into a bedside pedestal?

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  13. Fantastic work. I am envious!!! My furniture is more useful and less art. I have a lot to learn from you!
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  15. Neat job , that was a great looking piece of furniture.

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  16. Nicely done, I love the cherry/maple combination. It's just classic.

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  17. It looks great! Almost like the one I got at Faifer & Company

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  18. Very nice...love the grain of the top boards

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  19. I like the shaker table design and the cherry and maple combo. If you want a custom wall unit designed and built in the same style, you can contact Craig, who designs exclusively for Woodwork Creations and he'll whip you up something fabulous.

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  21. Like the legs :) They look really delicate.

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  22. Obviously you are quite the craftsman. Is it possible on this blog to ask for advice? I want to make a raised plant dolly, about 20" x 15" with casters to raise up my large fern so it doesn't drag on the deck. Can anyone give me some guidance, please? Thank you.

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  24. Thats a really nice table.I wish I knew how to build something like that. My dad is a woodworker and is planning on doing this kind of thing. If you have time, you can glance at his work on his website. http://www.jimcardoncustoms.com/custom-woodworking/

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  27. This project inspires me to go beyond my normal one or two day project and tackle a piece of furniture. It's beautiful.

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  28. Looks like a not-to-difficult project for the amateur woodwooker to attempt. Not to mention a nice addition to the funiture.

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  29. Nice table. I really like your pictures of the progress in your previous posts. I like posting pictures of the way things are put together too - the average person doesn't think about the intricacies of joinery!

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