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  1. Ted
    February 27, 2015 @ 11:21 am

    Why did you use glue with the pocket hole screws? Nobody on the internet does that! Of course if you hadn’t the table probably would have fallen apart by next week since pocket hole screws are utter crap. However, the paint might have held it together.

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    • Lorrie
      March 8, 2015 @ 4:42 pm

      Please don’t be a rude troll. In case you thought you were adding a helpful comment, adding glue to a pocket hole in furniture not intended to be disassembled is not an common practice by furniture makers (even on the Internet). That said, any joint joined with screws will be weaker by design than mortise and tenon. This table is not going to take a beating. Pocket hole joinery will work just fine. This is a great little table design.

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  2. David
    February 27, 2015 @ 11:25 am

    Nice project. Very simple yet elegant.

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  3. David Nesting
    February 27, 2015 @ 2:29 pm

    Steve – maybe for the side next to the door, put a small shelf just inside the murphy case.
    Something just enough to put like eyeglasses or a wristwatch on.

    I think any shelf on the outside, will constantly get run into going in and out of the room

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    • Steve Ramsey
      February 28, 2015 @ 2:08 pm

      That’s a good idea! I was even thinking about a little fold up shelf. Like a mini-murphy bed!

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  4. Mean Gene
    February 27, 2015 @ 6:30 pm

    I hope she doesn’t find out about your One Night Stand.

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  5. UnlikeGeek
    February 28, 2015 @ 7:12 pm

    Nice project Steve. Really appreciate the metric plans. Thank you.

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  6. Karl
    March 1, 2015 @ 7:47 pm

    Steve nice project . Maybe Ted should realize we all do not have the time to make mortise and tenon joints and pocket hole joinery works just fine .

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  7. Richard Gill
    March 4, 2015 @ 4:32 pm

    Why not use the pocket holes to hold the shelf in? I wagered my wife that you didn’t think of it
    and she contends it wasn’t needed. Who is right? THanks for the plans have 2 under construction
    as I type.

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    • Steve Ramsey
      March 6, 2015 @ 5:45 pm

      Pocket holes would work fine!

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  8. Lorrie
    March 8, 2015 @ 4:22 pm

    Thank you for sharing this table design. This is the style I have been looking for to fit in a 10×10 bedroom. The table needs to be 2 feet deep and only 14 inches wide. This will be a great weekend project.

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  9. Alvin
    March 29, 2015 @ 9:00 pm

    Can I substitute the wax with just rubbing a really big wax candle on the parts of the drawer?

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    • Steve Ramsey
      March 30, 2015 @ 11:30 am

      I’m not sure. It’s worth a try!

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  10. Daniel
    April 24, 2015 @ 5:38 pm

    When attaching the two sides together around 3:13 of the video, how did you get to the other pocket holes for the rails, etc? I’m trying to think if I have a small screw driver that will fit. Thanks.

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  11. Daniel
    April 24, 2015 @ 7:01 pm

    I was wondering how you fit your drill/driver for the pocket hole for the shelf/rails around 3:13 in the video? I don’t think I have the tools to fit that in.

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  12. Renee
    February 6, 2016 @ 11:02 pm

    Thank you for the plans and the easy to follow video. I’m a 49 year old woman trying to learn a new hobby and I am very proud of the final product. This is the first piece of furniture I have ever made and it looks great. Thank you very much.

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  13. Renee
    February 8, 2016 @ 1:12 pm

    Just wanted to say thank you very much for the plans and the video. I am a 49 year old woman trying to learn woodworking and must say I am very proud of my first piece of furniture. Your plans are easy to follow and I just replayed sections of the video as I went along. I made the table out of pine and am so confident I think I will try again in cherry wood. Thanks again, I love my new hobby and will try more of your plans.

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  14. Bill
    March 13, 2016 @ 5:17 pm

    Steve, I would have liked to have seen a cutting diagram, how much plywood do i need to buy ?

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    • Brendan
      March 7, 2017 @ 7:19 pm

      I agree a materials list would be welcome.

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  15. pichate
    August 22, 2016 @ 7:29 am

    thank you

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  16. Levi
    September 7, 2016 @ 7:47 am

    How thick is all of the wood none of it says it just says how wide and how long?

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  17. Owen Russell
    January 22, 2017 @ 4:37 am

    Thanks for another great video. I like seeing how you do things and getting ideas

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  18. BEN
    July 4, 2017 @ 4:19 am

    1. is there a stop for the drawers, to keep them from pulling all the way out?

    2. i’m new at this so i’m wondering is you could give me the “total” size if the materiel I would need to buy. like what size sheet of plywood would be enough for the project…etc

    3. and what type of paint would i need.

    thanks in advance for your help

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