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Project by Les Hastings posted 07-28-2015 08:19 PM 1652 views 4 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my version of an old classic. The top is 17” x 22” made out of spalted maple. The base is made using curly maple for the column and legs. the stringing on the legs is black died veneer. All the rest of the black accents is ebony. I also put spalted maple inserts on the feet.

For the finish I used a light tint of golden brown die stain. Wiped it down with lacquer thinner and re-sanded everything. then just top coated it with lacquer and wax.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 07-28-2015 08:23 PM

This is a wonderful Tilt top ,it really shows you masterful workmanship ,beautiful work Les.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Scott Oldre

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#2 posted 07-28-2015 09:38 PM

Beautiful piece. Gorgeous wood combinations and exquisitely done. Love the classic lines, and the fact thqt you departed from the norm of using a dark wood.

Thank you for sharing

scott

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#3 posted 07-28-2015 10:11 PM

quite a stunner..well done

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#4 posted 07-28-2015 10:55 PM

Lovely take on a classic. Nice work indeed. I really like it. Great to see more period inspired furniture projects. Can’t wait to see your next one.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#5 posted 07-28-2015 11:09 PM

Amazing workmanship, fantastic looking table, and great use for spalted maple, it adds to an already good looking piece. The ebony sure draws the eye to the details.

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shipwright

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#6 posted 07-28-2015 11:55 PM

Very elegant Les.
Your version is a sweet version to be sure and the details are excellent as well.
Thanks for posting.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#7 posted 07-29-2015 12:51 AM

Very unique and beautiful piece, as always your work is fantastic. Thanks for posting this.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#8 posted 07-29-2015 02:13 AM

Les, this design has always been one of my favorite tables. Always. I love your table and your craftsmanship is superb. As previously stated, you matched your colors flawlessly, and I agree with Scott, I love the dark inlay. I was blown away when I saw this table. Came back 3 hours later and took another look and was blown away again. I would love to see additional pictures of the build, if possible. It would be great if you could share (pics) how you made the part which has the black vertical lines above the legs. Maybe a blog of the table build?

You have incredible talent, which shows on this fabulous piece. Well done my friend; very, very, well done.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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#9 posted 07-29-2015 02:21 AM

Les,

We really enjoy looking at your fine craftsmanship! This table is a winner.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#10 posted 07-29-2015 02:27 AM

In all ways, you have built a masterpiece. Incredible work.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#11 posted 07-29-2015 04:55 AM

Looks equally great from both places that I saw it tonight

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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SteveGaskins

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#12 posted 07-29-2015 12:08 PM

I don’t know how the Editor’s Choice Award is given on this site, but this table should certainly qualify for this award.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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#13 posted 07-29-2015 02:17 PM

Les, that is a gorgeous table. Very finely detailed. Nice work!!

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

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#14 posted 07-29-2015 03:17 PM

You have struck a fine balance between ornate details and clean lines. It is a learning experience just to look at it.

-- 2Cor. 4:6

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#15 posted 07-29-2015 03:36 PM

Phenomenal piece, Les! Love the top and the details on the legs. Any chance you have a pic that shows a close up of the feet? It’d be cool to see the details a bit better.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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