Poppy Table...

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Project by Rich99 posted 09-21-2009 07:06 AM 3798 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my Poppy Table, from a magazine article. I’ll try to fine which issue, if I can. Actually, it’s two versions of the same table. First project I ever followed directions, although not too well—see picture 5.

Pic 1. a version in poplar, with legs painted white. Still deciding what to do with the top and shelf. I was planning red water stain for the top and green for the shelf—hey, it’s a poppy table.The legs were cut from two planks that were wicked cupped (cupped very badly in Maine-speak), and I figured they would look good arranged the way they are, in a circle, with the cupped, curved surfaces. What a nightmare!

Pic. 2. a version in walnut (mmm, walnut), finished before the poplar version. I love walnut. Finished with Watco walnut oil.

Pic. 3. a pic of the table from the web. Nice and straight. Mine looks better (my table, not my pic.)

Pic. 4. walnut legs. It’s a five legged table; only four shown here, but I don’t know why.

Pic. 5. The top and shelf. The shelf is actrually a mistake. It should have had five tabs equally spaced around the circumference, to attach to the inside of the legs, 7 1/2” up from the floor. But I was racing ahead, as usual, and had to recut it… a picture of this tables piece appears somewhere else. “The faster we go, the behinder we get”.

Pic. 6. the same pieces without the paper pattern glued in place.

-- Far-North Wood-Works (a fantasy company)

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#1 posted 09-21-2009 02:17 PM

I see you make something different that is very nice, always new ideas here on LJ.
Thanks for sharing

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Mike Gager

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#2 posted 09-21-2009 04:46 PM

gman this actually an early (1900) gustav stickley piece. nice job BTW. i like the walnut table a lot!

heres some pics of stickleys versions – this one sold at auction for $15,600! – this is a new version

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#3 posted 09-21-2009 06:02 PM

Very nice rendition! I was amazed the first time I realized this was a Stickley.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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Heidi Neely

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#4 posted 09-21-2009 08:58 PM

Personally, I really like the walnut version as well! I have a young daughter…so when I saw the poplar version with the white legs on the projects page the first thought I had is that it would be a really cute bedside table in a little girls room : )

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#5 posted 12-15-2011 10:29 PM

thanks, kolwdwrkrsgirl… actually the poplar table with white legs is the second table. i was so happy with the walnut one, i just had to make a second. and the white legs were just primer; i was gonna spray the legs green and the top bright red… you know, like a poppy.

-- Far-North Wood-Works (a fantasy company)

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#6 posted 01-13-2014 03:44 AM

I’ve run across this magazine article and I believe that I’ll have to make one. Nice 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 soon moving to Virginia †

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