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New Wave Gothic Server - Solid Walnut

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Project by Eric M. Saperstein posted 1748 days ago 1789 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece continues on our New Wave Gothic series – adding a server to the lineup.

The unit is entirely solid walnut – no plywood to be found. Mortis and tenon construction throughout, ship lapped bottom back, and center shelf. Even the drawer bottoms are solid walnut!

This sucker weights a ton … it may be as if not heaver than some of the big tables with all the wood that is in it.

Four simple drawers on wood slides, for main doors. The doors all feature the classic church panel fretwork that has become the most popular on our tables. The top actually lifts to provide storage space for large silver or other valuables. The hidden compartment makes a nice feature on the piece.

We offer custom configurations of Gothic servers, hutches, side tables, dining tables, corner units, armories, etc. Just about any piece of furniture can be converted into a medieval, Renaissance, Tudor, or Gothic theme.

Hardware is by Horton Brasses

Stain if I remember right is a dark walnut from the Mohawk penetrating line. Finish is hand cut shellac and Waterlox tung oil varnish.

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com





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spanky46

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#1 posted 1748 days ago

Very impressive Eric! Nice work!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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tinnman65

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#2 posted 1748 days ago

Very nice work Eric, I can see why it has become the most popular of your tables. Another great project from you.

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

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Woodwrecker

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#3 posted 1748 days ago

That is a LOT of Walnut!

The fretwork & bases are especially nice.

Another fine piece of work Eric!

-- Having fun...Eric

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ND2ELK

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#4 posted 1748 days ago

You are a true craftsman of your craft. Outstanding piece as always. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1748 days ago

very gothic

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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woodworm

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#6 posted 1748 days ago

Excellent!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 1748 days ago

Wonderful piece !! : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#8 posted 1748 days ago

That’s for the feedback!

These are fun pieces to design and build – moving them well that’s another issue they weigh an insane amount. There really is an amazing amount of wood that goes into these pieces.

Even the backs and such are 4/4” walnut – nothing is left to be lightweight these are designed to last for the next 300 years!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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Halfbubblepastplumb

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#9 posted 1746 days ago

Wow. W.N.W. (“We’re not worthy”).

-- Dave E. "People who are competent are worth the oil it will take to fry them in hell." --Mencken

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#10 posted 1746 days ago

Thanks again for the feedback!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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beefonrocks

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#11 posted 1744 days ago

I like!

-- Don, Flower Mound, TX

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john

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#12 posted 1744 days ago

Beautiful work !! I love the design !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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mmh

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#13 posted 1740 days ago

Beautifully done! The black walnut trees will be enjoyed for a long time in their new form. It’s so hard to find solid wood furniture that’s also well made.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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mtkate

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#14 posted 1740 days ago

I WILL copy you some day. As always, so beautiful.

I have a head start… I have 1/2 a plank of dark walnut left over from making breadboards :)

I should check – but do you publish books (plans) on your projects? I collect them until the day when I am good enough. I figure if I keep working at it I could possibly make something in retirement.

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#15 posted 1740 days ago

Keep us posted on the copy progress – don’t forget we’re a distributor for the various components the corbels, rosettes, rope moldings, etc … so when you’re ready or if you ever need anything let me know!

These are impressive looking – massive – pieces in person. They definitely impact the entire room they are in. They weigh a ton!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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