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Reproduction Federal period NY Card Table, c. 1790

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Project by sfrobk posted 11-30-2016 10:12 PM 3106 views 12 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an interpretation of a Federal period card table, inspired by Rob Millard’s (www.americanfederalperiod.com) reproduction. I’ve built this over the past year in my garage shop.

Details:
Sunburst crotch mahogany / holly veneered top, with mahogany cross banded border. Apron is inlaid with mahogany panels, bordered by holly stringing and mahogany cross banding. Custom shaded fan paterae and holly bellflowers on bridle jointed legs, with spade feet cut from the solid. Fifth fly leg swings open on wooden hinge to support top leaf, exposing baize playing surface.

This table is built traditionally: bricklaid poplar apron, mortise and tenon rear and fly leg joints, bridle jointed apron legs, hammer veneering, and hide glue. Leaf cores are quartersawn poplar strips glued together and cross veneered twice on each side for stability.





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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 11-30-2016 10:43 PM

That is a beautiful table—the inlay work is absolutely magnificent!

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

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MC

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#2 posted 11-30-2016 11:31 PM

Wow! I am just starting my second Federal piece. I appreciate the amount of work you have in what is beautiful table with outstanding craftsmanship.

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shipwright

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#3 posted 12-01-2016 12:12 AM

Very nice work and nice how see it done with the appropriate materials and techniques.
Again, beautiful piece!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#4 posted 12-01-2016 12:22 AM

I dislike federal, but woowee! this is amazing work. you should be very pleased with yourself.

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BurlyBob

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#5 posted 12-01-2016 01:14 AM

Holy Cow! That is so incredibly beautiful! Such fantastic workmanship. A true masterpiece.

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#6 posted 12-01-2016 02:06 AM

My favorite furniture has always been Federal. You did an outstanding job on this table.

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

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gsimon

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#7 posted 12-01-2016 02:10 AM

Wow – this is amazing work, the table is stunning

-- Greg Simon

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Julian

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#8 posted 12-01-2016 02:22 AM

You did a fantastic job. Absolutely amazing.

-- Julian

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Longcase

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#9 posted 12-01-2016 02:44 AM

A very elegant piece, the Georgian period definitely produced some beautiful furniture.
Well done
Keith

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#10 posted 12-01-2016 03:12 AM

Bravo!!

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#11 posted 12-01-2016 03:44 AM

Wow! That’s beautiful.

-- Rob, Ontario

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#12 posted 12-01-2016 03:48 AM

Awesome work- so many details.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#13 posted 12-01-2016 03:56 AM

Exquisite ! , What a beautifully , and expertly made piece. I love the federal period.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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MrFid

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#14 posted 12-01-2016 12:15 PM

Really nice work. This is a favorite for sure.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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helluvawreck

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#15 posted 12-01-2016 04:15 PM

This is an outstanding piece. You have shown a lot of fine skill and craftsmanship in this piece. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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