Monday, August 23, 2010

Two Oval Tables


We finished up two oval dining tables this week. The first, in English elm from Berkshire Products, has been in the shop for a while, after a finish change from natural to a light stain ... It looked great when it left and the client was very happy when it arrived. Click the photos to enlarge them ....

The legs are the same as on the big claro walnut table we made earlier this year, and we will be doing a variation on this base on anther big claro table that we will start this week ... More on that later as we progress ...

Shows the underside .... The metal structure, once the bolts are tightened and it is attached to the top, is surprisingly rigid ... no, make that completely rigid ...
The table below I wrote about in the post 'new table design', earlier this month. In person, its 60" wide x 86" long presence is very powerful. The top is only four boards from the same walnut log (only without the hardware) that we made the 'Bethlehem Steel' dining table from earlier this year ... It's beautiful lumber ...
The long crosspieces and bolted engineering also made this base extremely rigid
Close up ...
Glue up ... more photos in the earlier post ... the base design and glue up was a very interesting process of discovery ...
While we we working on the dining table, the client added the 'Bethlehem Steel' style console above which she will use to display a Dale Chihuly piece she owns ... It's shown above unfinished, but will be reassembled probably Tuesday ...
 good to go !





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