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Thread: Oak End Table

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Zushi, Japan

    Oak End Table

    Here it is almost finished with two coats of BLO/Tung/Poly. This is the end table to sit alongside my Oak bookcase made a few months back. The design it the same just scaled down with a drawer put in. The timber used on this piece is a bit of a hodge podge as there are at least 4 different trees involved. But with that in mind I tried to keep things consistent. I used the last of my really nice QSO sliced into veneer on the drawer front and stiles. I had just enough and the side panels are bookmatched QSO with some spalting. The joinery is 4 pin dowels on all the main joints. The drawer is dovetail in the front and pinned in the back. I even did the drawer bottom in oak.

    One thing I hace discovered doing this end table and the bookcase is how much I like oak. I did a buffet in oak in high school, which I still have but since then have not worked with it. Only problem is QSO is quite hard to find in Japan.

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  2. #2
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    Nov 2006
    Constantine, MI
    Absolutely gorgeous Alex
    Nicely done.
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    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    Beautiful craftsmanship! Well Done
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  4. #4
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    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    You have been busy Alex

    VERY nice for sure, I guess you need to buy a couple of logs and have them quartersawn special for you

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  5. #5
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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    nice job there alex, when you get over this way i can give ya some of that gtr sawn,, i like it as well and have got some plans for it in the future but it takes large trees to get the nice stuff.. what did you use for the slide mechanics on your drawer?
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  6. #6
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    Nov 2006
    Zushi, Japan
    Thanks for the comments guys.

    Stu sounds like an idea. Think maybe they'll takyubin it? They'll takyubin anything here.

    Larry the drawer slides are standard doublers with the drawer rails glued and screwed to them. The bottom doublers are pinned to the legs front and back because as you can see the sides are frame and panel construction. So I couldn't glue doublers on to them. The top inside is a doubler with the kick board glued on. I didn't screw it on also because standard PVC glue is enough.

    Here's a shot of the inside.

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    Nov 2006
    Smithville, TX
    Nice clean lines, well done.
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    Apr 2007
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    That is a really great look. Beautiful piece in a style that I really enjoy. The handmade pull is a great additional too.
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  9. #9
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    Dec 2007
    Houston, TX
    That is really nice looking Alex!

    What did you mean by "I used the last of my really nice QSO sliced into veneer on the drawer front and stiles". Does this mean you veneered a piece of solid oak with the QSO? How thick is the veneer?


  10. #10
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    Nov 2006
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Beautifully done Alex, the drawer fit is awesome!
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