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Six Leg Table Revisited

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Project by tinnman65 posted 01-08-2017 01:00 AM 1256 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few years ago I found this table Circa 1887 from Charles Edward Horton from Manchester, England. I knew right away I had to make one. I loved the design but on my first attempt I thought I would add some marquetry.When I made the first one I made parts for a couple more and there they sat untill I found some ambition to revisit this table. That would be the reason some parts look darker than others, with time and sunlight it should even out. I believed I could refine the table to more represent the original so this is the result of that attempt. I tried to stay honest to the original except for the fact that I used cherry and not mahogany. The most important thing I did was take some material off the legs to get them to look a little lighter.I also refined the joinery a little from the first one but no one could tell by looking. I also used hide glue and shellac which is probably used on the original. The only thing I had to work from is the last photo and no experience in making furniture from photo’s. I think I may have got close to the original

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams





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#1 posted 01-08-2017 01:51 AM

Well, how ever close you got, this table is beautiful—you should be very proud of it!

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

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#2 posted 01-08-2017 01:58 AM

man I love the base on this table just incredible but I’m just not crazy about the top,you did an excellent job on this,5 stars.

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

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#3 posted 01-08-2017 02:08 AM

Man, I would be so proud if I could make something like that. Really superlative craftsmanship, beautiful!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#4 posted 01-08-2017 02:21 AM

Close enough and it looks fantastic. Outstanding reproduction with nothing more than a photo? Wow!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 01-08-2017 03:27 AM

Beautiful Paul. And I really like the first one too. Couldn’t believe I missed it bit then I looked at the date. That was the month I took to sail up to Desolation Sound. I was out of touch the whole time.
Anyway please accept my compliments on both now.
Well done.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#6 posted 01-08-2017 03:50 AM

Beautiful in an odd way. Good work.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#7 posted 01-08-2017 06:13 AM

Really fine work Paul. Beautifully done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#8 posted 01-08-2017 06:42 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#9 posted 01-08-2017 01:48 PM

It’s a beautiful piece and very unusual. You have really done a fine job on this piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#10 posted 01-08-2017 01:48 PM

a fascinating table..

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#11 posted 01-08-2017 03:04 PM

Gives me a “jelly fish” vibe, amazing craftsmanship and detail, great work!

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#12 posted 01-08-2017 03:31 PM

beautiful piece

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#13 posted 01-08-2017 03:44 PM

Both new and old looking great!
It’s always fun to change things around just that little to make it yours.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#14 posted 01-08-2017 05:20 PM

Great job on both and achieving this result from a photo is amazing. But to be honest I think I prefer the marquetry version over all that openwork. Thanks for posting

-- Leafherder

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#15 posted 01-09-2017 05:12 AM

Fine job Paul, no worries on this one, you got it looking just right. Nice work.

-- Dan Wiggins

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