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Project by tomfromwinnipeg posted 01-01-2010 12:12 AM 1283 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a reproduction of an antique end table my parents have had in their home for over 60 years. Made of red oak.
4th picture shows frame of table Does anyone know if there is a particular name for this style of table?
It is finished with Sam Maloof recipe oil and wax.

One goes back to Dad and one stays with me.

-- Tom From Winnipeg

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#1 posted 01-01-2010 01:20 AM

I have no idea what style this is – but I know I like it. Great job! I’m not a big oak fan but, for some reason, oak seems right for this table.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 01-01-2010 04:23 AM

Looks very nice. I agree on the oak comment fitting it.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 01-01-2010 11:22 AM

Nice design.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 01-21-2010 06:04 PM

Nice lines, great proportions. And you can never go wrong with red oak! If I can dig out my reprints of old Sears and Montgomery wards catalogs, I’ll see what name they were given by those retailers. Definitely a popular design from 70-80 years ago. The term ‘occaisional tables’ comes to mind. Thanks for posting! update: According to “Larken” catalogs, (They manufactured furniture for redemption of coupons!) the generic term they used to describe tables of this type was simply “Parlour Tables”. Larkin furniture catalogs from the early 20th Century are a treasure trove of ideas, especially if you like oak!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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