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A Norwegian side table

Righty then, it's time for a Norwegian version of the side table! In oak, with aprons and legs ebonized darker than a midwinter night in the north. A brew of tea strong enough to remove paint helps the process. The madness is described here: https://fagerjord.org/woodworking-projects/furniture/2802/ The outdoor image is of course taken in sunny weather, to keep up with tradition. Dedicated to two wonderful people: Richard and Helen Best regards, Vidar F. Harboe, Norway.

Side Table

Poplar base, mahogany top. Base finished with milk paint, top finished with tung oil.

First hand tool project

Thanks so much for the plans and the video. The quality of the video and the instruction are fantastic. I had to abandon the guides. The saw seemed to wander off line in the bottom 1/8 or so of the cut. I tried different stances and different saws, but just couldn’t fix the drift. I’m sure it’s pilot error. Finally, I decided to fight that battle another time. I marked the joints out and cut them free hand. Any trouble shooting tips would be appreciated. The top is red oak, according to plan. The base is cherry because I ran through my oak supply in the aforementioned difficulties. The ebonized cherry took on a more mottled appearance which I actually like. It has some red and gray tones that give it some warmth. It doesn’t really show up in the picture. The Osmo finish was just the thing. It feels fantastic. I feel much more confident in my ability and I’m looking forward to building this table a mate!

Bedside tables

Such a terrific build, and such fantastic plans and instruction. The measurements were slightly adjusted to fit the space, but I kept the proportions the same. I’ve built two of these as bedside tables and couldn’t be happier. Poplar base finished in milk paint, and Cherry top finished with shellac.

DNO's side table

This is a side table made of European oak, English cherry and resin. The stand is oak and I have used Richard's recipe for the base. The top is of English cherry and epoxy resin. This has been treated with Danish oil which rings out the beauty of the wood. The resin has two different colour pigments added to get that ethereal cloud look.

DNO's side table

This is a side table made of European oak, English cherry and resin. The stand is oak and I have used Richard's recipe for the base. The top is of English cherry and epoxy resin. This has been treated with Danish oil which rings out the beauty of the wood. The resin has two different colour pigments added to get that ethereal cloud look.