How to Make a Shaker Table

Making a Traditional Shaker Table with Easy Joinery and Marquetry Inlay

This was a fun project where I wanted to take a traditional style table and modernize it with some pop art inlay. The legs, apron and drawer are all made of solid cherry. The table top is made from 3/4″ plywood with a marquetry layer of veneer on the top. All the veneers were cut with a laser and fit perfectly to make the hotdog art. This Shaker table was finished with 3 coats of shellac. Each coat was thinned down with denatured alcohol for a very thin and wipeable layer and buffed in between with fine abrasive pads.

Tools and Supplies Used in This Woodworking Project