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Blog entry by edward60 posted 06-07-2016 12:57 PM 1035 reads 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I want to make this table for a long time. But I had not self-reliance for this project. And some time ago I decided to make it. I used for this table sapele, padauk, wenge and ebony for plugs and splines.First I glued top of padauk. The sizes top 70”x47”x1 1/2”. I made template from veener and routing edge of the top.
Then I routing edge with router DeWalt
Then I made sapele edges with another temmplates
For joint top and edges I routing groove for the biscuit joint.

Gluing edges to the top

Making square holes for ebony plugs.

Routing grooves for ebony splines on the edges

Gluing ebony splines

For comfortable work I glued different sand paper on the table

After making ebony plugs gluing its into edges

Shaping ebony splines

Making template for the routing pieces and then routing its

First assembly legs

Making bases of the legs

Then assemly all detailles

Routing legs with templates and making square holes

Gluing decorative elements from wenge

Gluing left and right sides of the base

marking out the base on the top

making elements for the support base and top

Assembly top and base

Finihing . First stained Varathane gel stain

Then finishing with special hard-wax oil


I used this finishing materials

From the bottom of the base I used simple plastic elements.

Finishing with beeswax

And resullt – table in the kitchen

Thank you for your time



13 comments so far

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 06-07-2016 02:37 PM

This a beautiful table Edward with wonderful details,lots of great workmanship went into this build,
I do wonder about the cross grain banding across the end of the table,if it’s glued on that may be a real problem with wood movement.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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robscastle

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#2 posted 06-07-2016 02:45 PM

Now thats what I call a blog!
Your ability to duplicate the japanese wood masters skills is impressive.
They certainly produced some complex joinery, I guess at the time out of necessity.
A question the brass inlay material you used in the center piece and how did you do it?

-- Regards Robert

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#3 posted 06-07-2016 03:06 PM

I am with A1Jim , beautiful work, but I am not seeing any provision for expansion and contraction

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edward60

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#4 posted 06-07-2016 05:08 PM

Thanks for the comments. I made special crosspiece and routing long groove for the support of top to base.
This way ensure sliding support top for base and stave off danger expansion and contraction.

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edward60

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#5 posted 06-07-2016 05:17 PM

To Robscastle. When I made my Greene and Greene bed I ordered lasercut brass elements for the inlay furniture. I used drawing Harvey Ellis . The groove into wood pieces I ordered CNC routing. Then I glued brass elements into wood with epoxy.

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 06-07-2016 05:34 PM

Edward
you are referring to the apron of the table that’s a good practice to allow wood movement but what I’m talking about is the banding on the edge of the top being a problem for wood movement.

This part

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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dalepage

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#7 posted 06-07-2016 05:40 PM

Absolutely first rate, Edward. I believe you’re up there with Darrell Peart and Dale Barnard.

Thanks for taking the time to show us.

Dale Edward Page

-- Dale

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edward60

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#8 posted 06-07-2016 05:59 PM

I saw this construction of the top in ” Arts & Crafts Furniture Spring 2004 ” Issu. The border of the top consist of many pieces , each of its more than enough flexible.Time will tell.

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 06-07-2016 06:14 PM

If you only glued one side of the biscuits then you will be fine,again this is a beautiful table with very fine craftsmanship.
I really like it.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 06-07-2016 06:18 PM

Thank you for the comments!

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htl

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#11 posted 06-07-2016 06:18 PM

Out standing!!!
Love the style and the workmanship.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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pottz

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#12 posted 04-18-2017 09:32 PM

im a little late commenting on this i guess i missed it the first time,cant believe this only got 809 hits,having done some g&g i know how much skill and work went into this table.your work is absolutly amazing quality,i cant say enough.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#13 posted 04-18-2017 10:10 PM

Greene & Greene is my favorite and you did a wonderful job at it. :)

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