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Saber-legged Side Table

comments (1) July 5th, 2012 in Reader's Gallery

Mattk41 Mattk41, member
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Installed with mating tiny coffee table
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This was a set of tables built for a Psychiatrist's office.  It began with a request for a very small, low side table that would subtly reflect the Danish Modern furniture already in place.  The table is meant to hold little more than a box of tissues and a beverage.  Satisfaction with that piece lead to a more elaborate side table.  The concave legs are meant to echo the convex legs of its smaller mate. The table needed to fit a very precise space. The client specifically requested that each table be made without contrasting woods--walnut right down to the drawer pulls.  The legs, aprons, drawer blades and drawer fronts were all taken from two short, matching flitches.  The curl was a delight to bring forward.  Drawer sides are cherry.  Drawer bottoms are solid poplar.  The dovetails were cut by hand.  Finish if Waterlox Orig.


Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, table, modern, dovetails, walnut, shaker, varnish, danish


Comments (1)

BobWhelan BobWhelan writes: Very nice piece Matt,fits the space well. Like your choice in grain graphics for drawer fronts and case work.
Posted: 9:02 pm on July 17th

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