New Japanese/Mission End Tables in White Oak

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Project by barringerfurniture posted 05-23-2015 03:20 PM 1541 views 12 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m excited to add these new tables to my portfolio here.

These were inspired by traditional Japanese design that I admire greatly, as well as Stickley furniture, which I’ve also been interested in as of late. I’ve been wanting to work in qurater-sawn White Oak for awhile and decided to use it here.

All the joinery here is hand-cut and there is some interesting work in that regard though much of it is hidden. I documented all the joinery in pictures during the work, and will post those on this thread if anyone is interested. The tops are hand planed as are all my table tops.

Finish is a custom mix of boiled Linseed oil, Polyurethane and mineral spirits.

Enjoy and thanks as ever, for the opportunity to show off my work here.

-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA

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#1 posted 05-23-2015 05:09 PM

I have been following your builds for quite some time. LOVE these newest additions. The lifted tops have intrigued me for years, yours are stunning. The way you combined the quarter sawn and flat exposing the rays is unique, or is that a camera trick?
I see we are nearly neighbors.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#2 posted 05-23-2015 06:53 PM

Hi jumbojack. Thanks for the feedback. Yes, we’re neighbors and I think we’ve spoke before on here. About the rays, if you’re referring to the picture of the top; the rays actually extend into the other half as well (The tops were joined up from two pieces) but for some reason that lighting only caught the ones on the right side.

-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA

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#3 posted 05-23-2015 06:53 PM

Looks great. I would be interested in seeing more pictures, especially of the build process.

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#4 posted 05-23-2015 07:19 PM

Really nice Scott! I too would like to see more pics of the joinery. Thanks!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#5 posted 05-23-2015 08:12 PM

Thanks a lot guys. The file size for most of the pics seems to be too large for the forum and it would be very time consuming to re-scale all of them. Hope it’s okay to link to my Facebook posts where most of the building process was documented. These posts are totally public so no FB account needed.

-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA

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#6 posted 05-24-2015 07:50 AM


-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 05-24-2015 01:50 PM

Way cool. Excellent build and super design Scott

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 05-25-2015 12:30 AM

very clean looking design and build!

-- Greg Simon

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#9 posted 05-26-2015 04:02 PM

Nice marriage of the Japanese and Stickley styles. Love it!

-- Ben in Va

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#10 posted 03-05-2016 10:32 PM

Fantastic joinery and design.

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