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Hall Table and Mirror in Quilted Bigleaf Maple and Oregon Black Walnut

comments (0) June 20th, 2012 in Reader's Gallery

John_M John_M, member
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Front 3/4 view of table only
Detail of table top
Detail of aprons and leg
View of table and mirror -- not enough space (or light, just yet!) in my photo studio to show them as well as they should.
Just the mirror.  The figured walnut side pieces are mirror images (bookmatched) and are lap-dovetailed into the top and bottom rails.
Front 3/4 view of table only - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Front 3/4 view of table only


This is a small-ish hall table that I made as a design and construction exercise -- hadn't done breadboard ends in a while, and wanted to try out a new method.  The two pieces echo each other in that the horizontal lines (for the most part) are all Bigleaf Maple, and the vertical lines are Oregon Black Walnut.  The front faces of the front legs on the table are mirror images - a nice touch when you can get it from your leg stock.  Finish on the table is entirely waterborne schedule -- WB shellac and conversion varnish from Target Coatings. Went with a wiping varnish on the mirror to bring out more depth in the figure and to see how the color values compared to WB.


Design or Plan used: My own design - John Mikkelson / Walnut Vale Woodworks

posted in: Reader's Gallery, table, walnut, maple, breadboard ends, Hall Table, waterborne finish, console table, quilted maple


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