|Project by sfrobk||posted 11-30-2016 10:12 PM||1675 views||10 times favorited||24 comments|
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.
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.