Thorsen Side table Challenge Curly Beech

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Project by Karrie posted 05-25-2007 02:49 AM 3701 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was not in Delaware to select the wood that I’m using for my table, but dad knew how much I liked the grain pattern in my Baby Cradle in the raised Panels. The project for the cradle is here The cradle had Satin Maple, and the Thorsen Side Table has Curly Beech.

We were trying to keep to dad’s sub series of ”The Uniqueness of Woods”. We wanted all woods with a clear finish and no stains. This Curly Beech table allowed me to do that. The pegs are African Blackwood.

The cutouts patterns were made with the jig shown in dad’s blog. My blog on this table The cutouts were just cut 1/8” deep and did not go through the aprons in order to allow the grain patters to flow through out the entire apron.

My table has a monogram in the table top
Dan also had one in his table

This is a picture of all six tables in the series ”Our Uniqueness of Woods”

Additional pictures are here
Additional pictures for all of the tables are here on the right is the sets of tables’ pictures.

-- Karrie

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#1 posted 05-25-2007 05:41 AM

all of those are wonderful…does this mean you have 6 chances to win? what is the wood on the left (in the foreground)?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#2 posted 05-25-2007 05:45 AM

A great collection of wood. Good luck!

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#3 posted 05-25-2007 11:44 AM

Karrie – your table is beautiful. I love the “soft” feel of the wood with the subtle patterns through it.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 05-25-2007 12:57 PM

Matt The wood is Goncalo Alves from Central America.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 05-25-2007 01:34 PM

Excellent tables, I agree with MsDebbieP about the grain patterns….

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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#6 posted 05-25-2007 04:29 PM

What a wonderful collection of wood! I love the figure in the curly beech. These are excellent.


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#7 posted 05-26-2007 12:25 AM

Beautiful! I love ‘em.


-- David

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#8 posted 05-26-2007 12:40 AM

Wow…prolific builders!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 05-26-2007 04:23 AM

The wood makes the tables unique and absolutely wonderful.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#10 posted 05-26-2007 08:24 PM

Beautiful table Karrie, very unique. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 05-30-2007 11:52 PM

absolutely beautiful!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#12 posted 05-31-2007 12:15 AM

Wow… looks like the Morrison-Thorsen Side table company. You guys can actually start your own furniture company. Wonderful jobs… all of them.

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#13 posted 06-08-2007 02:34 PM

Karrie this/these are great pieces of woodworking. The curly Beech table is awsome!! The grain is…Wow!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#14 posted 11-13-2007 06:06 AM

gotta love the wood ! flame beech is a very rare favorite. been looking for some for years !

nice job.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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