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I made a matching pair of these end tables for clients who were looking for a design to work with a Lou Hodges desk in their guest house. I took a couple of iconic Hodges details – the cross-grain plugs on the legs, and the oval, inset handles, and came up with a couple of sweet little cabinets that have all the funky seventies feel of the original.

Handmade retro end tables from mooi.la
They’re made from oak, like the original desk. The top, sides and back are sequenced grain plywood, and the drawer fronts, legs, and edge banding are cut from some beautiful pieces of California White Oak that I found at Far West Plywood.

Handmade retro end tables from mooi.la
Finishing by hand with layers and layers (and yet more layers) of Tung oil, and then a final buffing with a blend of various waxes gives them a great, chemical-free, hard shell protection that’s silky smooth to the touch.

Handmade retro end tables from mooi.la
The grain direction is reversed on each cabinet (ok, they’re not really on a beach, but my workshop floor was a total mess that day.)



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