Telephone Table / Tall Side Table
This is a tall (28") side table / telephone table for the end of a kitchen peninsula. While not my first project, it's the first one that truly feels like a custom piece of furniture.
The table is made from cherry and I used walnut to make a custom drawer pull. I was going for the look of a "floating" drawer so there's no rails in the front. The drawer is mounted using full extension drawer slides as I didn't really trust myself to make a good fitting drawer with this design. Finally it's finished with Danish Oil - few coats and final one was wet sanded with 600 grit.
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No pictures of the milling. Cut all of the mortises with my router.
Starting to cut the tenons on the table saw and making sure that dimensions are correct.
Fitting the each tenon to each mortise one by one.
I skipped a few steps here. Dry assembly that shows the two rails that the bottom shelf will sit in. The bottom panel will have a corresponding tenon for this and will be pinned in the front, loose in the back like a breadboard end.
Closer look at the bottom shelf
Rough cut the top and leg tapers at this point, starting to look like something.
Built and fit the drawer. I used full extension drawer slides because I didn't really trust myself fitting a drawer perfectly.
Few final pictures in the golden hour lighting.
I did a few coats of danish oil and wet sanded the last one in with 600 grit wet/dry sandpaper.
A view from the top.
Great looking table, I love the cherry! Thanks for sharing.
Looks great! One thing I would suggest to really make it "pop" is some inlay banding around the top maybe 1/2" from the edge. I wouldn't have suggested it but you obviously know your way around a router. Check out my jewelry box tops.
@WoodGate Thanks for the suggestion! Never something I thought about for a table top but something I might consider trying on my next table or box. I've never done an inlay before so it should be fun to give it a try :)