As a student at North Bennet Street School, Abbie would spend hours after class had finished for the day carving this table, which was inspired by her father, John S. Nugent, a lifelong sailor. The schooners depicted in the inlay are the Bowdoin, Olad, and North Wind—”all of which are sailing because John either built or rebuilt them,” she says. “This piece tested me in many ways, but ultimately I think my father would be proud of the result and it certainly made me grow in my craft.”
CHERRY, 21D x 31W x 30H
–Abbie Nugent Smith, Springfield, N.H.
Photo: Lance Patterson
From Fine Woodworking #289