|Project by jonsprague0000||posted 02-23-2015 12:56 AM||2268 views||10 times favorited||23 comments|
For a challenge I decided to make a Federal Period card table. This has been my most challenging and intricate piece to date. My favorite part of the piece is the eagle inlays. There were many firsts for me in this project including my first attempt at marquetry, inlay, veneering, wood knuckle joints, scratch stock beading, and curved work. Thanks for everyone who helped answer my questions as I was making this.
Top – Striped African mahogany, scratch stock beading, period reproduction brass hardware
Apron – Crotch mahogany hammer veneering with holly/ebony banding and inlay. Body is made from poplar/white oak with white oak knuckle joints.
Legs – Honduran mahogany with eagle inlays, bell flowers, and ebony feet with banding
The piece was finished with boiled linseed oil and shellac. The legs were padded with shellac and the top was french polished. The most time consuming part of the project…well maybe the bell flowers were. Followed by a wax finish.
Eagles – An eagle made with marquetry for each leg. The eagles are made from satinwood, holly, ebony, and walnut. The edges are sandshaded.
Bellflowers – Hand chopped bell flowers down the legs made from holly
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