Turned Cherry Shaker table with a holly lining
The form of this classic cherry shaker table has such beautiful legs that I felt they needed to be highlighted somehow. I decided that highlighting the undersurface with a lighter color would accentuate their grappling hook appearance as well as the semicircular nature of their undersurface. Adding a 6 sided compass star as opposed to an 8 sided compass rose only seemed appropriate when you have a three legged table! This table was made with a lathe turned top and column. A channel was turned into the base of the column the width of some shop made holly/black dyed veneer banding. The banding was then pre-bent with heat and water and glued around the column base. The legs were then lined and dovetailed into the column. This allowed the banding and lining to line up as if they were continuous. This table was made while I was student at the North Bennett Street School.