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Project by Philip Edwards posted 3070 days ago 11001 views 23 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This side table is made from Brazilian Mahogany with Ebony accents and splines. The mahogany was a real pleasure to work and has a beautiful depth to it. The drawer features an interesting finger joint and the ebony plugs were a lot of fun to make and fit.
It was finished with linseed oil and shellac.





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handi

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#1 posted 3070 days ago

Very nice work. Looks like it matches well to the home’s trim. The mahogany will darken beautifully over the next few years. Well done!

-- www.consultingwoodworker.com

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Mark A. DeCou

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#2 posted 3033 days ago

I enjoy G&G style furniture, as the color contrasting details are a nice blend. Your table meets the historical precedent for G&G, did you design this piece yourself, of find an old plan from an original?
thanks,
Mark DeCou
www.decoustudio.com

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Philip Edwards

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#3 posted 3029 days ago

Thanks, Guys! I based this one on a project I saw in a magazine. Good old-fashioned joinery and pretty timber. Can’t really go wrong ;)
Regards
Phil

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knotfree

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#4 posted 2900 days ago

Outstanding! Greeene & Greene is one of my favorite styles. Nice job on the drawer pull and finger joints. I just started working on my first G&G project, a pair of end tables. Is that wainsott your work as well?

-- Pete

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Philip Edwards

244 posts in 3072 days


#5 posted 2900 days ago

Thanks Pete! It was a fun project (and a real pleasure to work with some pretty mahogany)
The wainscot is not my work-just the conservatory I used for the photo’s (lots of natural light)
Cheers
Phil

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mikeH

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#6 posted 2830 days ago

very nice table!!!! i have never used linseed oil. how long do you have to wait for the oil to dry before you use shellac? was the shellac brushed or sprayed? is it a durable finish? i have thought about using it but not sure how it holds up. any help would be greatly appretiated.
mike

-- mjhaines

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Don

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#7 posted 2698 days ago

Phil, I’ve frequently commented on my admiration for your work. When you show a G & G inspired piece, that’s even better. I’ve been drawn to this style ever since I first discovered it about five years ago. I’ve incorporated it into a few of my small boxes, but have yet to make a furniture piece in the G & G style.

Very nice work, my friend.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Karson

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#8 posted 2698 days ago

Phil: great looking piece. Are you into the Thorsen greene and greene Side table Challenge

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Philip Edwards

244 posts in 3072 days


#9 posted 2698 days ago

Mike
I left the oil overnight to soak in. Then you can apply the shellac. I used a rag and applied numerous coats. It has held up really well as a finish although the table doesn’t get heavy use!
Don – thanks for your kind words. I keep thinking about adding similar G+G accents in my other projects. One day!
Karson – I hope to make a table – all depends on how much time I can squeeze out ;)
Cheers
Phil

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WayneC

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#10 posted 2648 days ago

Saw this on Shuffle. What a great table. Hopefully we will start seeing you around every now and then. Have things settled down any?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Bill

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#11 posted 2648 days ago

What a great looking table Philip. How did you get the shellac to have that shiny finish on top?

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Sawhorse

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#12 posted 2648 days ago

Nicely done….Bravo

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX - www.sawhorseworkshop.com

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Karson

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#13 posted 2648 days ago

Very nice table Phillip. Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#14 posted 2617 days ago

The new homepage system brought this to my attention again. You did a great job as usual. I think after building my own G & G side table, I appreciate this one even more than when I seen it the first time.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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WayneC

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#15 posted 2617 days ago

It is a great project and I hope you post some more of your projects here.

Oh and Phil, Congradulations on being published in the Woodworker Magazine. I had a friend in the UK send me the July issue. I will have to bug him for the other 3.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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