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Project by Carey Mitchell posted 10-31-2016 01:55 AM 1546 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another Queen Anne table. I learned a lot making its predecessor, and incorporated some design changes. This one is in maple, which I have learned to love now that I can enhance its muted grain with dyes.

I had a piece of nicely figured maple and used it for the apron, cutting the drawer front for grain continuity. The apron is recessed from the legs all around; I thought this added interest. The drawer dovetails were hand cut, I love cutting dovetails!

It was stained using Transtint brown mahogany, diluted to about 1/3 normal strength; this way I can sneak up on the color I want. I have learned to apply the dye using a cheap airbrush – that way, I can apply more where needed and feather the color. I have even used it to color whitewood on cherry to the point it cannot be distinguished from the good wood.

The finish is a couple of coats of tung oil dried for a week each, followed by 3 sprayed coats of 1/2 satin, 1/2 semi gloss lacquer, polished out with 4000 grit compound.





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 10-31-2016 01:58 AM

Your table is flat out beautiful and elegant.

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#2 posted 10-31-2016 02:38 AM

gotta agree with burlybob this is excellent wood working,just beautiful.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Pointer

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#3 posted 10-31-2016 02:51 AM

You skills far exceed mine. Beautiful piece for sure.

-- Joe - - Don't be pessimistic, it never works anyway.

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#4 posted 10-31-2016 03:44 AM

Awesome – great work!

-- Practice makes less sucky. (Bill, Minneapolis, MN)

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TheFridge

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#5 posted 10-31-2016 05:28 AM

Yeah. Awesome stuff. Would like to see a close up of the feet. Claw feet right?

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#6 posted 10-31-2016 10:45 AM

Looks very nice. Hope mine turn out as good.

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#7 posted 10-31-2016 02:08 PM

This table is so outstanding.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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MrFid

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#8 posted 10-31-2016 06:48 PM

Lovely job on that. I’d like to try that finish on maple sometime.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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oldrivers

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#9 posted 10-31-2016 07:24 PM

Beautiful Table and beautiful work.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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tyvekboy

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#10 posted 10-31-2016 08:35 PM

Nice work. An heirloom for sure.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#11 posted 10-31-2016 09:51 PM

That’s a beautiful Queen Anne table! I like the mahogany color of it, and how you used it on the maple to bring out the figure—great idea!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#12 posted 10-31-2016 11:19 PM

Gorgeous. A beautiful job with the finish as well.

-- AJ

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#13 posted 11-01-2016 01:43 AM

Very, very nice. I have always liked the Queen Anne Table. Well done sir. Well done! Can you share which 4000 grit compound you used for rubbing out?

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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#14 posted 11-03-2016 12:16 AM

The new england judge gives it a 10!

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#15 posted 11-03-2016 09:13 PM

Carey,
Nice work. I like it a lot.
Roger

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

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