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    Simple end table in hickory

    I made this hickory end table to fit a particular spot, which dictated the dimensions. The top is 24" x 17". The height is 25". The finish is WOP over General Finishes Colonial Maple Gel Stain.

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    This was my first use of breadboard ends.

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    My wife wanted a shelf near the bottom.

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    For our use, this is actually the front.

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    Last edited by Jay Aubuchon; 07-18-2020 at 2:32 PM.

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    Great looking table... Small tables are always a fun project.
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    Nice job Jay!
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    Very nice table Jay. Did you use that new machine to cut the joinery?

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    Nice Jay! Bread board ends came out great.
    If it wasn't for the "last minute", nothing would ever get done.

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    Good job. I like breadboards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John TenEyck View Post
    Did you use that new machine to cut the joinery?

    John
    Yes indeed. All the mortises except the ones used to hang the shelf from the legs.

    For the curious reader, John is referring to the slot mortiser I bought from him recently.

    I used it also for the kids kitchen step stools posted earlier. I believe it will take sone practice before my results are as precise and consistent as Johnís. But it is much quicker and mostly better than previous methods Iíve used. I do need to improve dust collection.

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    Looking good Jay. Pretty good grain matching on the top.
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    Nice looking table, Jay. The bead on the bottom of the apron is a nice detail. Always curious how folks hang the shelf...I gather from your comment that it is M&T?

    Breadboard drawbored ends are challenging, but fun to make. It looks really good.
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    Nice table Jay, the breadboard ends enhance the top.

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    Very nice! I am really starting to like the look of hickory for some projects and I think for your's it is a perfect fit.

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    It is a pretty wood isn't it? The table came out wonderfully.
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    I need to make a table of similar dimensions. How did you attach the shelf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Drew View Post
    How did you attach the shelf?
    I left the breadboard ends long. After fitting them to the main body of the shelf, but before fastening them, I cut tenons from the excess. I made the matching mortises in the legs by drilling out most of the waste and then cleaning up with a chisel. This was relatively easy because the shelf hangs between the legs.

    I made the rest of the mortises using the slot mortiser I bought from Jon TenEyck.

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    Thanks for the encouraging comments!

    I am growing fond of hickory. I'm glad I bought that stash from Creeker Lee Schierer. It is a nice addition to my usual cherry, white oak, and walnut.

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