Table and 4 chairs

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Project by Schwieb posted 12-04-2008 05:42 AM 1460 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had this spalted pecan lumber for over 15 years before I got my shop and the inspiration to make this simple table with a bookmatched top and the first chairs I ever attempted. I had no plan, just some ideas and a limited amount of material.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#1 posted 12-04-2008 05:47 AM

That is some beautiful wood!!

Love the chair design!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 12-04-2008 06:15 AM

Nice looking table and chairs. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 12-04-2008 06:35 PM

Very beautiful set of table and 4 chairs. You did very great work.
I like the wood grain and the finish colour.

Let me guess the price if you were to buy it at the store – USD 2,300?
How close is my guess?
You know why I like to estimate the store price of a complete set? I’ve seen one dinner chair sold on e-bay for USD 600. With that amount of money I can buy a complete set for four to six persons (1 table + 4 to 6 chairs) in my country. But I’d rather buy ww machines because I love woodworking!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 12-05-2008 02:11 PM


Greetings to you in Malasia from Williston, Florida. I truly appreciate the compliment. The wood is Pecan as in the southern US eating nut. Thus was a pretty big tree because the narrowest board I had was 22” wide. I never imagined it would finish so beautifully with only a clear wipe on polyurethane finish. The wood was spalted and wormy, even pecky in parts. It took me mosy of my adult life to finally have a proper workshop, don’t give up.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#5 posted 12-06-2008 02:31 AM

Thanks for the greetings and additional info about the wood.
Yes, its so nice to have a proper workshop.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 03-15-2009 08:06 PM

Gorgeous table and chairs : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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