Gamble House Inspired Side Table

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Project by Matthew Morris posted 01-06-2015 04:08 AM 2105 views 14 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In the same way that wine and cheese form a perfect pairing, this side table accentuates your Living Room Arm Chair with ease and elegance. Inspired from the Tabouret table found in the living room, this low table has enough room for you to place your favorite books, magazines, iPad or Kindle. It sits at the perfect height for you to rest your glass of wine and plate of cheese as you turn each page.

This table differs from the original primarily in the top. Instead of a tabletop of marble surrounded by wood, I made a breadboard end top. This top has all the tradition Greene & Greene details from ebony splines to a beautiful inlay consisting of silver and fruitwoods.

I’ve posted a video preview of this project on my YouTube channel:

In this class you’ll learn:

• Traditional mortise and tenon joinery
• Create a breadboard end table top
• Inlay ebony splines
• Inlay silver and fruitwoods in a pattern
• Place and create ebony plugs
• And more!

-- Matthew Morris, MM Wood Studio, Southern CA,

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#1 posted 01-06-2015 01:20 PM

This is beautiful. I really like the simple look and the inlays are very unique. Great job!

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#2 posted 01-06-2015 03:18 PM

Outstanding! Also, I’m going to add this web site for additional information regarding this project and the very reasonable cost of Matthew’s online classes: Well worth check out and seriously consider signing up for the classes.

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#3 posted 01-06-2015 06:58 PM

This is a very nice table! I really like the inlay in the breadboard ends. Very cool!

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#4 posted 01-06-2015 07:33 PM

Beautiful work as always!

-- Matt Cremona | Minneapolis, MN |

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#5 posted 01-07-2015 01:01 AM

I really like the proud silver inlay detail.

-- David W. Cupertino, CA

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#6 posted 01-07-2015 01:37 AM

Well that certainly is a great looking side table! You really nailed the Greene & Greene elements!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#7 posted 01-07-2015 06:18 AM

Nice project, great details.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#8 posted 01-07-2015 04:00 PM

Thank you everyone for the nice comments. HillbillyShooter – again, thank you for the shout out and putting in the link!

-- Matthew Morris, MM Wood Studio, Southern CA,

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#9 posted 01-07-2015 06:00 PM

You did a fine job on this, Matthew.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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