Category Archives: End Tables

It’s the Last Things

It’s always the little things that make the difference.  One last pass with the plane can turn an OK surface into a pristine one.  One last thin shaving can make a tight tenon fit perfectly.  In this instance its one … Continue reading

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End Tables Part 13 – Done!

Whew!  These tables are now moved into the done column.  This has been a long and drawn out build for me and taxed the confines of my small shop.  I actually had to move the bases into the house so … Continue reading

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End Tables Part 12

Heat index of 89F and 68% humidity for the last two days.  So I put on my big boy pants, tied a bandana around my head and went to work in the shop.  In short, it sucked!  But I did … Continue reading

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End Tables Part 11

There is nothing like a hot, humid shop and scrub planing oak to remind you of how out of shape you really are.  I started surfacing the oak panels that I had glued up for the tops and shelves of … Continue reading

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End Tables Part 10

I managed to get two panels edged and glued together.  Which means I promptly ran out of clamps.  So while those are curing I’m on hold until tomorrow for the other two panels.  I’m not sure why, but I do … Continue reading

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End Tables Part 9

Well as they say, “the best laid plans…”.  Friday I went to purchase the wood that I needed to make the tops and shelves for the end tables.  The first issue was that they did not have enough white oak … Continue reading

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End Tables Part 8

Well I only had enough energy after work to rub out one table base and add a coat of paste wax to it.  If you haven’t used this method with shellac, words nor photos will do it justice.  You have … Continue reading

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