|Project by chobbs66||posted 06-23-2009 08:27 PM||1889 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
This table was an actual commission for a client in Kansas City in 2006.
I was able to sketch a few ideas and worked out this design with them. It is based off the tavern table style from the early part of the 18th century, although I have never seen any originals this large.
The top was hand surfaced with hand planes and scrapers as the three boards were much too large for any of my equipment.
Learned a lot especially the finishing of a large top, which was a challenge. Finished with aniline dye, shellac, and waxed. Top was finished with a coat of shellac and Rock hard table top varnish.
Materials: Cherry from Irion Lumber in Wellsboro, PA.
Dimensions of top: 48” wide x 90” long
Thanks for looking, Cal.