Federal inspired end table

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Project by bbrown posted 08-27-2016 05:12 PM 887 views 14 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am making a series of 6 Federal style end tables, based on Steve Latta’s basic design. This is my second table. The first is in curly cherry, and I am currently working on my third which is a walnut Pembroke style with folding leaves, turned & reeded legs.

My goal has been to learn new techniques with each table (spade feet, veneering, inlay, cross banding, rule-joints, etc.) and come up with unique inlay and veneer designs with each table, all using the same basic table dimensions. I plan to use a different wood for each table: figured maple, walnut, cherry, mahogany, etc., plus a variety of crotch and burl veneers. I make most, but not all, of my inlay. I also like to use some of the luthier designs.

Wood: Walnut, curly maple (drawer sides); Inlay: Paduak cross banding, Holly stringing, Ebony, Pear, various veneers
Finish: Shellac & wax, Waterlox for top
Hours: 60
Dimensions: 27” high, 18” wide, 17” deep
Hardware: Horton drawer pulls.

-- Forest, Virginia ; Micah 6:8

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#1 posted 08-27-2016 05:14 PM

Lovely work. Nicely done, as usual. I really like this table.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#2 posted 08-27-2016 05:41 PM

Thank you Roger!

I recommend that everyone take a look at Roger’s wonderful work.


-- Forest, Virginia ; Micah 6:8

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#3 posted 08-27-2016 05:43 PM

Very elegant , well done.

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#4 posted 08-27-2016 06:03 PM

Amazing work, thanks for posting it. Your veneering and inlay skills are fantastic. What is a rule joint?

-- Allen, Colorado

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#5 posted 08-27-2016 06:32 PM

Wow! wonderful!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#6 posted 08-27-2016 06:41 PM

This piece is magnificent.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 08-27-2016 06:55 PM

Fantastic in very possible way.

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#8 posted 08-27-2016 07:09 PM

nice work.

-- Jeff NJ

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#9 posted 08-27-2016 09:23 PM


-- Michael Makarevich (CrazyRussianWoodShop):

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#10 posted 08-27-2016 10:37 PM

Just one word, Beautiful!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 08-27-2016 10:47 PM

It’s absolutely beautiful—definitely first-rate work! I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of the set!

-- Dean

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#12 posted 08-27-2016 11:59 PM

incredible work. And when Roger Bean complements your work you know you’ve arrived!

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#13 posted 08-28-2016 01:03 AM

WOW!! That is absolutely beautiful.
I wish I had your talent.
Thank you for sharing this Masterpiece with us.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#14 posted 08-28-2016 01:43 AM

Beautiful work!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#15 posted 08-28-2016 02:07 AM

Very impressive. Hope to get to that point.

-- David McBrayer

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