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Marble Table

comments (2) January 1st, 2011 in Reader's Gallery

mswithenbank mswithenbank, member
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This started as a simple commission. To construct a side table for a large bathroom. The client had already ordered the piece of Italian marble. My task was to make it all work.

I started by making a full size mock up from scraps of MDFG to get the proportions just right. The eye is a good judge. The final piece was made from Australian Jarrah, a lovely wood to work with.  

The finish is dye, shellac, varnish

I doesn't always happen, but I feel I nailed the proportions on this piece.


Design or Plan used: My Own Design - Mark Swithenbank

posted in: Reader's Gallery, table, tenons, shellac, varnish, jarrah, marble


Comments (2)

mswithenbank mswithenbank writes: Because the legs were tapered and therefore complicated angles, I used dowels to join the stretchers to the legs.
Posted: 10:48 pm on January 2nd

Benza Benza writes:
The proportions are lovely and it's a nice piece. Can you tell us about the joinery connecting the stretchers?
Posted: 4:20 pm on January 2nd

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