Federal-Style Stringing and Banding
Embellish a Federal card table in the traditional style
Synopsis: In this Master Class, Steve Latta describes how to veneer the feet of the Federal-Style Card table; how to add banding to the apron and the feet; and how to inlay black-and white stringing n the apron and the legs. Detail photos illustrate each step. The article concludes with sources of supply for routing accessories, veneer, and inlays.
The card-table project in this issue (pp. 54-63) contains many of the finest motifs from Baltimore Federal-style furniture. In this Master Class I’ll describe how to veneer the feet of the table; how to add banding to the apron and the feet; and how to inlay black-and-white stringing in the apron and the legs. In the next Master Class (FWW #182, February 2006), I’ll guide you through inlaying the bellflowers and the thistle oval paterae that adorn the pilasters of the legs.
You can inlay the lower part of the legs…