Thursday, January 17, 2008

Side Table in Cherry

Side Table in Cherry featuring Birds Eye Maple Drawer fronts, Butternut sides and Poplar drawer bottoms.
This small side table is a Shaker inspired design. It has tapered legs giving it a delicate feel. For a small table it boasts plenty of storage; five drawers all with half blind dovetails cut by hand. The table is designed to stand the test of time, the interior webbing features mortise and tenon joinery as well as dovetailed rails, Bridle Joints for the runners and half lap joints where the kickers meet the apron at the back. The legs are also mortise and tenon construction.The pictures show the piece ready for hand rubbed oil and varnish finish. The drawer pulls are going to be cast Iron. I enjoy playing with different wood species as well as mixing materials in a small piece like this.

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