We have been hired to make a dining room table from a 30’s model and slide it on the Biedermeier side.
This is not our usual traditional furniture making but it is also a nice change in the usual styles we work on.
We started with a simple design to show the overall idea
Brick laid apron in pine for a light top
Poplar “plaque to glue under the top. it will host a metal plate to bolt the lower part to the top
The base is made out of beech, for an heavy base. And like usual we work only with hide glue or the Liquid Hide Glue Old Brown Glue.
A little look at the general aspect. The columns are turned in soft maple. I have already done my mahogany sunburst for the base at that point
Final shaping of the base
We always tooth our surfaces when we veneer to maximize the adherence of the glue
I stupidly did not take a picture of the actual glueing of the edges but I used one of those movers belts.
Toothing the faces before glueing
Up to today I have the straight aprons for the leaves and all the base surfaces veneered.
Patrick is going to veneer columns using his techniques described in his article “Master Class: Low-tech method for veneer columns” you can find here http://www.oldbrownglue.com/articles.html
Thank you for following and see you in the next episode.
-- Patrice lejeune