Chandler Table Base

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Project by Chris Davis posted 2166 days ago 2614 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a table that was complete on September 16th, 2008. It is a table base for a local designer. I was commissioned to built the base only and they supplied the glass top. It is built from walnut and Waterfall Bubinga. The walnut feet are 6×6x6 blocks mitered in the corner so that no end grain is showing. They were offset from the walnut base by 3” on each side. Then to make the transition from the feet to the base I used a mission style molding to match the top molding.

The bubinga used on the top a some that my brother bought at auction from Dessault/Falcon Jet where he works. I applied it to an MDF substrate with contact cement.

On the finish, I planned on doing everything natural, but the walnut wasn’t dark or consistent enough so I stained it with a Dark Walnut stain from Minwax before applying the two coats of pre-catalyzed lacquer. The top was clear coated only. By the way I just installed and used my new air assisted airless spray gun that I bought at the IWF show last month. It is great. It applies the softest finish with very little overspray.

This was actually my second one to build. The first one I looked at my cut list wrong and built it too wide by 8 inches. The customer said they would take both and sell the other on consignment for me, so it worked out great. The pictures below are of the wider one.

Sample of Waterfall Bubinga
Before the table base was stained.
View without the top.

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#1 posted 2166 days ago

Chris, this is of a quality and material that leaves one speechless. rt

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#2 posted 2166 days ago

ahhh… I love that bubinga. Great job on this, it looks fantastic!

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#3 posted 2165 days ago

Chris- that is an interesting design. When you say “Chandler Table”, is that a design element? Or just an interpitation? I am asking, not to be critical, but for knowledge. I had never heard of a Chandler Table.
How do you like working with a designer?

Thanks for posting

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#4 posted 2155 days ago

That is the designers name that I built if for.

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