Curly Maple Connecticut Tea Table

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Project by tnwood posted 12-16-2009 10:46 PM 1855 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a curly maple Connecticut Tea Table as built from an article by Lonnie Bird in an old issue of American Woodworker that I can no longer cite properly as I have misplaced it. It was finished with two applications of Honey Amber Maple water soluble dye; the first one a weak concentration followed by sanding most of it off with 220 grit paper. Many coats of Tried and True™ followed and after it was dry, paste wax applied with 0000 steel wool followed by polishing.

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#1 posted 12-16-2009 11:48 PM

Great Piece!! I really like the leg and appron detail and the wood grain is outstanding.

Great craftsmanship!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#2 posted 12-16-2009 11:50 PM

Very nice table. The finish turned out great.

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#3 posted 12-17-2009 12:43 AM

Nice looking table!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#4 posted 12-17-2009 02:25 AM

Great table, that curly maple is sweet!

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

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#5 posted 12-17-2009 04:35 AM

Beautiful table and great job. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 12-17-2009 03:32 PM

Very pretty table.

-- "Never measure......cut as many times as necessary." - PeteMoss

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#7 posted 12-17-2009 03:47 PM


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#8 posted 12-17-2009 06:11 PM

gorgeous, wish I had one of those in my house…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#9 posted 12-17-2009 06:35 PM

This is so pretty! I love the classic style and the eye popping figure.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#10 posted 12-17-2009 06:44 PM

Amazing tea table very beautiful. Lonnie would be proud.

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 12-17-2009 08:52 PM

Wow! I absolutely love that. Flawless execution. I’m working on a cradle that will have a similar figure and finish. I hope my project ends up looking as good.


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#12 posted 12-17-2009 10:41 PM

That is a pretty piece

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#13 posted 12-18-2009 01:13 AM

Wow, this is a very gorgeous piece, Well done execution. Thanks for posting.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#14 posted 12-21-2009 08:14 AM


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

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#15 posted 01-10-2010 04:09 PM

Very nice work I love the wood and a great finish.
Good to see a fellow LJ that is almost neighbor’s, not too far away. Been through Maryville several times going to the Smokies.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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