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Project by kaerlighedsbamsen posted 07-03-2015 07:12 PM 1311 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For a long time I have wanted to make a table to go with my Wegner chair project. While this is not entirely finshed yet (working on it at this wery moment) drawings for a suitable table was made at the same time as the chair.

The biggest hurdle in order to make the table was timber. As i have written about before, good quality hardwood is not easy to come by where I live. Until recently when i got in contact with this company. The owner himself gave me a tour of the operation and wow- stack after stack of lovely lovely beech, ash, maple and even some boxwood.

Made it home wit some boards of ash – my favorite timber – and went to work.
Found an old 1920’ish oak table top that i dismantled, reglued and ebonized with my signature vinegar+steel wool. Finished with about 6 layers of boiled linseed oil and wax on top.
Assebled the legs+aprons with with mortice&tennons. Wanted them to be as light colored as possible in order to make acontrast to the dark table top so went with a classic soap treatment like described here. Had a bit of tearout on the ash and made myself this scraper plane. Worked wonders.

Fun and rewarding build. By far the most time consuming part was waiting for the oil to dry..


As always: Let me know what yout hink!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-03-2015 07:14 PM

Beautiful table. Go see Mads for timber in Denmark!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#2 posted 07-03-2015 07:41 PM

Thanks jim. Realy appreciated. Might go see Mads and hear what he can do..

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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SPalm

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#3 posted 07-03-2015 07:50 PM

Dang you have a eye for good looking design.
I really like that table (and the chairs to go with it).

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#4 posted 07-03-2015 07:56 PM

Thanks Steve! I guess i read a lot ablout design and the like. Allways thought that a part of being a good craftsman is the ability to design as well as execute.

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#5 posted 07-03-2015 09:37 PM

Love the chair and the table KB. Very cool designs. You did a great job on them.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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dhazelton

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#6 posted 07-03-2015 11:28 PM

I used to design ads for a store in Manhattan that sold Hans Wegner furniture. You captured the look, and didn’t spend a fortune – excellent! Hope the chair was a good score.

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#7 posted 07-04-2015 06:35 AM

@Mike: Thanks. Realy apreciated!
@Dhalzelton: Glad you like the design. Wegner is the best. The chair is not a score – it is the latest prottype in this project

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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exelectrician

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#8 posted 07-04-2015 05:53 PM

You achieved your goal – You inspire me!!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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mafe

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#9 posted 07-06-2015 01:04 AM

Wauuu Thy, that is a beautiful table!
I don’t know what I think, my only thought is wauuuu.
Really love it and the contrast you gave it.
Look forward to touch it one day.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#10 posted 07-06-2015 06:58 AM

Tak Mads!
Feel that i hit a good ballance here. Super fun and rewarding project.
Glad you like it!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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mafe

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#11 posted 07-06-2015 01:35 PM

I don’t like it – I love it.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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SawdustOnMyBoot

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#12 posted 10-16-2016 03:36 PM

Couldn’t love this more… what a perfect little table!!! :D

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)

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