White and Maple End Table

I built this end table as a gift for a dear friend. She had admired the one that I’d built for ourselves a few years ago, and so I finally built her one, too. Here it is in my backyard:

The box is made of poplar painted with a semi-gloss white, and the drawer front and legs are maple.

One detail I like on this build is the drawer joinery. Rather than a drawer front attached to a drawer box on metal drawer slides, as I’d usually do, I went ahead and fit the drawer in the traditional way. But instead of half-blind dovetails (still beyond me), I joined the drawer front with pinned rabbets, which is in keeping with its modern appearance:

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