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Sycamore table

Made out of quartersawn sycamore that was resawn. 32" tall 36" long and about 15" wide. Two-sided tapers below the shelf, two coats of dewaxed shellac, plus one coat of wipe-on polyurethane. The...

computer desk

This desk is made from sycamore and curly maple. It is 36"x 21"x 30" tall. It has mortise and tenon joinery, and two sided tapers on the legs started about 1/3 of the way down from the top. I resawed...

reclaimed cedar trestle table

First post on Finewoodworking. Made from recycled western cedar. Used to be utility poles! 1/2" walnut dowels as accent wood on the breadboards. 1" walnut dowels as pegs to secure the trestle. Three...

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Re: computer desk

Thank you...The sycamore turned out better than I thought. I had enough for the legs plus a little extra. The grain was not quite as nice on the remaining piece, so I thought I 'd resaw it and it turned out pretty nice.

What if you make boards with dados that you can glue or screw to the inside of the aprons. you could make the dado slightly thinner on the front end and the keyboard tray a little thicker on the back side. That way it will not slide out. A little wax would help it to move in the dado.


Outstanding work! Love the look of the quartersawn oak. Made the kiln too? Thats even more impressive.

Re: Sideboard of Kwila and Makore

Elegant...Great eye for proportion and contrast.

Re: reclaimed cedar trestle table

Thank you.

Re: reclaimed cedar trestle table

Thanks, I used a dado blade for both. I believe the tenon was 3/4" long, and 1/8" depth on each side of the table top. Then set the dado to 1/2" and plunge cut. It took a couple practice cuts until I got it right.

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