Shak{ering} It Up – Walnut Sidetables Revealed

Hey, do you remember that one time Andy was building us two shaker walnut side tables, which I discussed here and here, and then I said I would update you when he was done, and then I didn’t?

Yeah, me neither.

So with that said, I’m totally on time with this reveal. Completely.

These tables made me realize why people use coasters. I still have yet to put any glass of any kind on them yet, and have dusted them more often than I’ve probably dusted in my entire house. It turns out when you have really nice furniture you like it to continue to look really nice.

I love the unique grain that each table has, despite looking similar in style. It’s hard for me to comprehend how on earth my husband built every single piece of these tables by hand—right down to the knobs on the drawers, which he turned on the lathe.

Here are a few more detail shots of the pieces, including the beautiful dovetails on the drawers. Mr.A says they aren’t perfect, but they look perfect to me.

Once we had these in place Andy told me the story of where this walnut came from. Almost 50 years ago, when my father-in-law was a boy in Ohio, he planted a walnut tree in his front yard. Years later when his father moved, my father-in-law chopped down the walnut tree and brought it back to Maine (yep, the entire log) and had it sawed here. He had it drying in his garage and when he gave it to Andy, he used it for these tables.

I love pieces that have a sentimental value to them, and I love the idea of passing these pieces with their stories down the line someday.

Now all we need is a new couch, because these babies need something just as beautiful to flank.

Much Love,


Shak{ering} It Up {Part Two}

If you’ve been wondering why I’ve been keeping hush hush on a shaker walnut side table update, it’s because Mr. A said, “they’re almost done, can you please post about something else?”. He wanted me to wait until they were complete. In fact, when I told him I couldn’t wait any longer he said, “they’ll be done this weekend.”

But I’m impatient.

And I really like showing you guys stuff in real time.

And I’m impatient.

Before the final reveal next week I had to show you guys a sneak a peak of some of the details so far.

Without further ado – progress:

Are you just excited as I am to see them complete? You are? Awesome. I thought so.

In case you were wondering -> Handy Husband = Happy Wife.

Much Love,