Mark ( on February 1st, 2008

With the tenon work on the aprons completed, it was time to turn my attention to adding the top rail above where the drawer will go. Also, previously the aprons were left square to more easily facilitate cutting the tenons but, now it was time to add the decorative Queen Anne scroll work to them. […]

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Mark ( on February 5th, 2008

In the last post I documented the process of dovetailing the top rail and doing the scroll work on the front and side aprons of the table. With all of the joinery completed on the table carcase it was time to glue up some of the components and to begin work on the interior drawer […]

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Mark ( on February 16th, 2008

With the carcase of the table completed in the last post, it was finally time to build and dovetail the drawer. This is kind of a long post but, I thought everyone would rather see the entire process at once rather that breaking it into multiple posts. So, here we go! The design for this […]

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Mark ( on March 4th, 2008

With the bulk of the construction on the table complete, it was time to move on to the detailing tasks and finish work. I spent a considerable amount of time scraping and sanding all of the parts of the table. There were areas on the legs where the knees transition into the posts that needed […]

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Mark ( on April 29th, 2008

Well, after a wait for the finish to cure and my being out of town, the Queen Anne Side Table is finally ready for its unveiling. When I last posted about this table, the construction was complete and I spoke about the possible options for a finish. In the end, I went with a finish […]

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