Provincial Colonial Hybrid (Mortise and Tenon) end table

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 05/01/2017 - 17:35

I built this for my girlfriend who specifically likes french provincial finishes but colonial farmhouse structure. There is absolutely no metal/screws in this build, frame assembled with mortise and tenon joinery and drawer is assembled with splines. I finished traditionally with a danish oil treatment for the top, and the frame/drawer was painted with Aubusson Blue chalk paint, corners sanded, then graphite washed, then waxed with a traditional paste wax and hand buffed. This is the first time I've built without pocket screws or modern finishes and I am hooked! It did take me four times as long though, so it's not for every project. Just the ones that are for someone special ;)

Estimated Cost
TOTAL: $207

Select pine: $110
Danish oil: $8
Paint/graphite wash/paste wax: $74 (plenty left for other projects)
Drawer pull (Rockler): $15
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Select Pine
Finish Used
Danish Oil, Aubusson Blue chalk paint, graphite wash, soft clear paste wax
Recommended Skill Level

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