Furniture Woodworking Projects
Shaker Side Table
Made From Cherry
The table pictured here was completed before we moved. When I decided to start doing some woodworking projects again I realized that I needed to get some help. I took a class for intermediate woodworkers offered by the Woodcraft store on Orange County, California. The goal in the class was to produce a Shaker side table. As can be seen in the picture, I did succeed in my assignment. In fact the instructor wanted to swap the table top on my project for one he made for his home. It was a fun project and rekindled my desire and passion for working with wood.
Craftsman Tabouret Table
Made From Quarter Sawn White Oak and Black Walnut
After living here almost six years I’ve finally been able to complete my first piece of furniture for the house. The table is called a tabouret. It’s my own design but is similar to tabouret tables made during the late 18th and early 19th centuries by people like Stickley and Limbert. They were designers and craftsman during the Craftsman or Arts and Crafts period of design. It is sometimes also referred to as mission style.
I used mostly quarter sawn white oak which shows a lot of fleck, the figuring in the wood, and stained it a similar color that was used during the period. The feet, cross pieces and dowels holding the table together are American black walnut to add an extra flair to the piece.
As you can see we’re displaying a couple of our larger basset hound figurines on the table. For the picture the table was in the nook off of our kitchen. For a while the table was moved to the opposite end of our kitchen where it fit in better. The table has now been moved between our new couch and chair in our family room. Since it looks great there this may be where the table ends up.
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