Small table commission for Canada House in London, England

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Project by Don Kondra posted 08-12-2014 03:48 AM 1423 views 13 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My little table started it’s journey across the ocean today :)

20” x 20” x 29” H.

Quite a long process, I was originally contacted by an Interior Design firm from Winnipeg who wanted a version of a piece featured in Fine Woodwork Magazine (1999).

Worked through the design with them and then with the governments Interior Decorators before submitting a quote. Also went through the process of being issued a vendor number and setting up direct payments.

Three months of communications before I received a purchase order and the delivery date was looming :)

The top material is Canadian Birch and the base is Ontario Walnut. Top is oiled and sprayed with a lightly tinted lacquer. Bottom is sprayed with a non grain raising alcohol stain and clear lacquer as per Interior Designers requirements.

A short video of oiling the bottom of the top…

And another showing how I match the grain on the rails..

Cheers, Don

-- Don Kondra - Furniture Designer/Maker

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#1 posted 08-12-2014 07:23 AM

Wow a great looking piece and quite a remarkable destination!

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#2 posted 08-12-2014 12:34 PM

A wonderful piece. I’d take one myself for my Canadian House. I love the design.

-- jroot

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#3 posted 08-12-2014 04:45 PM

Don, beautiful work . It is a lovely table.

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#4 posted 08-12-2014 05:12 PM

Very nice table. I love the floating top!!

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#5 posted 08-12-2014 06:00 PM

Sweet I love the design and what a cool client to have

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#6 posted 08-12-2014 08:24 PM

Beautiful. What did you charge them? :)

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#7 posted 08-12-2014 09:16 PM

Don, Awesome table! Excellent craftsmanship. Added to favorites.

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#8 posted 08-12-2014 09:21 PM

Beautiful! Favorited.

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#9 posted 08-13-2014 12:10 AM

Looks great!

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#10 posted 08-13-2014 01:34 AM

Very nicely done! Thanks for sharing with us! Beautiful work.

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#11 posted 08-14-2014 02:43 AM

Thanks for the comments Everyone !

Cheers, Don

-- Don Kondra - Furniture Designer/Maker

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