I’ve been planning this project for quite some time. I actually started building reproduction Gustav Stickley Spindle chairs about three years ago. Other projects and a move got in the way, and they’ve been sitting disassembled in my closet for quite a while now.
I decided to start the dining room project back up recently but to start with the table. Once the table is complete, I’ll at least have a usable dining table that I can scrounge chairs up to use with while I focus on getting the Stickley chairs done.
The table design is inspired by Stickley’s spindle chairs as well as a few plans I found around the internet. The leaf mechanism is quite simple and comes from my parent’s dining table.
I was hoping to use QSWO sawn from a single log, but I wasnt able to find a local source with enough lumber to make that happen, so I picked individual boards that matched the best. The main table and the leaves are all cut from the same boards, so the grain will flow from the main table to the leaf.
It took me the better part of a weekend to mill all the boards for glue up. I glued them up in two steps, and now the table is ready for flattening
-- Marshall - http://mcomisar.tumblr.com