LumberJocks

STOP!...there is more to see

  • Advertise with us
Project by AandCstyle posted 02-04-2017 11:57 PM 1314 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are my renditions of Stickley octagonal tables. I thought the octagons might be difficult to make and have the sides all be equal, but I found an on-line calculator that made the lay out a snap. I made a template by cutting a square, drew the cut lines where required, cut the 4 sides on the TS, then cut the corners on the BS. A bit of sanding and the tops were under control. The legs were pretty straight forward, but the feet had more sanding surfaces than I would have liked. The finish is a Jeff Jewitt creation using TT dye, GF oil based sealer, gel stain and poly. The goal was to match the sofa and lamps in the final pic and it worked. We are really happy with the results and, now, I can get back to my shutter project. {groan}

Thanks for looking and any questions or comments.

-- Art





16 comments so far

View Ron Aylor's profile

Ron Aylor

1792 posts in 487 days


#1 posted 02-05-2017 12:02 AM

Very nice … I’m sure Gustav is smiling down at you. Beautiful material!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

View Mark's profile

Mark

865 posts in 1814 days


#2 posted 02-05-2017 12:10 AM

Hi Art. Very nice job on the tables. Very sharp, but I really like that living room pic. Your tables compliment the other pieces to the letter. Well done.

-- Mark

View AandCstyle's profile

AandCstyle

2910 posts in 2097 days


#3 posted 02-05-2017 12:42 AM

Ron, thank you. Both tops were made from one board which was about 13.5” by 8’ that I had been saving for a few years until the right project came along. :)

Thanks, Mark, these replaced one of my earliest projects that were made with flat sawn red oak and stained a light color. They are a huge improvement in craftsmanship, design, finish and suitability. The old ones may be seen here if you scroll down a bit.

-- Art

View Kelster58's profile

Kelster58

298 posts in 380 days


#4 posted 02-05-2017 12:53 AM

Very nice build. They look great and they compliment the sofa and lamps beautifully.

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

View CampD's profile

CampD

1610 posts in 3326 days


#5 posted 02-05-2017 02:32 AM

I like, very nice!
I have a request for that original aged color finish, just might have to type that formula.

-- Doug...

View dannmarks's profile

dannmarks

384 posts in 421 days


#6 posted 02-05-2017 08:55 AM

It was not until I saw it in context that I appreciated the work. Really lovely with the couch. Very nice work.

View Alongiron's profile

Alongiron

639 posts in 2533 days


#7 posted 02-05-2017 12:26 PM

You should be proud of those 2 pieces and the entire grouping. Like Zsa Zsa said; “They look fabulous darling!”

One question on the settle you made, where did you have the cushions made?

Great work as always

Steve

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

116592 posts in 3417 days


#8 posted 02-05-2017 12:27 PM

Nice work Art.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View AandCstyle's profile

AandCstyle

2910 posts in 2097 days


#9 posted 02-05-2017 12:52 PM

My thanks to everyone for the compliments. This was a really easy project so a beginner would be able to do as well.

Doug, I used the “Oak Park” version of Sample 3 found here. The one caveat I have is with using the Arm R Seal- it likes to show streaks when you wipe it on. DAMHIKT. Search for the issue and you will find some suggestions to avoid it.

Steve, we bought the fabric from a Stickley retailer in Grapevine, TX and had the cushions made by a local upholsterer. This= is as close as I could come on Stickley.com so you may need to go to a store that has samples of all their fabrics-maybe in the hundreds range. Our upholsterer was very careful to ensure the pattern matched on adjacent cushions which I find aesthetically pleasing. IHTH

-- Art

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

29208 posts in 2706 days


#10 posted 02-05-2017 01:37 PM

Art, these are very nice and you have done a fine job on them.

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

-- 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

View splintergroup's profile

splintergroup

1705 posts in 1062 days


#11 posted 02-05-2017 02:50 PM

Beautiful as always Art, every aspect!

That top had me staring for a while trying to find the seams, you are a master of matching. It almost looks like you added a cross board (at 3 o’clock), but that still doesn’t quite explain it. I then read about your extra wide stash of WO. Makes me wonder what other treasures you’ll spring on us 8^)

It’s good to hear you gripe about sanding. It tells me you are not a machine 8^)

View CaptainSkully's profile

CaptainSkully

1525 posts in 3398 days


#12 posted 02-05-2017 05:39 PM

Hey Art,

I’ve been seriously looking forward to your next Project for a long time. These were worth the wait! If this is what you crank out as a “break” between shutters, then you should take more breaks. Love me a nice tabouret table, and you’re right, this is a great kind of project for beginners to take their furniture building up a notch. I did a similar project years ago, which was the first step in making a whole house full of furniture.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

View bondogaposis's profile

bondogaposis

4482 posts in 2191 days


#13 posted 02-05-2017 08:01 PM

Lovely, wonderful work. You always come through.

-- Bondo Gaposis

View AandCstyle's profile

AandCstyle

2910 posts in 2097 days


#14 posted 02-05-2017 11:52 PM

Thanks to all, again.

Splinter, my stash is just about depleted. I have some bubinga cut offs, 1 stick of ebony and a nice 8/4 jatoba plank. Someday, the right project will come along. :) Maybe I need to make a trip to a candy store, hmm! Yes, the shutters are beginning to feel like work…....

Captain, I looked at your octagonal taboret and the craftsmanship is outstanding. You should post more of your completed projects.

-- Art

View Bud_3's profile

Bud_3

814 posts in 1064 days


#15 posted 04-15-2017 09:34 PM

Indeed was more to see..very interesting!

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com