|Project by Dick, & Barb Cain||posted 05-29-2007 02:43 AM||5359 views||7 times favorited||62 comments|
I guess it’s about time I posted my table.
I now have a Video of the table You can view this full screen.
|From Greene, & Greene Style, Thorsen Table, Video|
I deviated from the original design, because we needed more space to display things, so one more shelf never hurts. Besides we don’t have very much room in our home.
I very seldom build anything with someone elses plan. I alway end up with modifications.
My choice of wood is Black Walnut, & Black Ash. I’ve built other things with this combination with nice results.
I almost forgot to mention that the Black Walnut was once a railroad tie.
I never had any exposure to Greene & Greene up to this point, so it was quite an eye opener for me.
I especially liked the cloud lift design, so I went all out for it. I even used it on the tabletop. I recently noticed a table in the Thorsen house had the design on a table’s edge.
I also liked the exposed pegs, they seem to draw your eyes to them. I used the draw bore method in fastening the breadboards without any glue. That was fun, because it was something new for me.
I used Black Walnut for the pegs. I burnished the end facets with a fine sanding disk causing a faux finish to mimic Ebony.
Notice, the aprons have a downward cloud design in order to fit carvings on them, & I coved the edges on the legs.
The size of the top is 14 1/2” square, & the height is 28”
I finished it with 4 coats of Minwax satin wipe on poly.
Hummingbird, & Rose carvings
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