curly maple dining room set

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Project by hamneggs posted 03-24-2010 11:53 PM 2996 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a curly maple dining room set i made last year. It has 4 side chairs and one arm chair, i got bored and made a rocker for the sixth.

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#1 posted 03-25-2010 12:10 AM

That is some seriously beautiful wood. I like the wedged/split round tenons… it must have been hard to align them all the right direction.

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#2 posted 03-25-2010 12:13 AM

Beautiful craftsmanship : )

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#3 posted 03-25-2010 12:16 AM

what a great table! I am building a similar table (no chairs) from reclaimed pine, did you use any specific plans for the table?

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#4 posted 03-25-2010 12:20 AM

Beautiful work, beautiful wood. World class on both.

-- Bob Costello

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#6 posted 03-25-2010 02:17 AM

I think I’m actually dizzy from looking at the last picture! That wood speaks novels!

Great job!


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#7 posted 03-25-2010 02:47 AM

Cherry cradle, QSWO cabinet, and now this? All just stunning. Did you make a deal with the devil to get these boards? Your projects feature some of the finest examples of domestic hardwoods I’ve seen not just by one craftsman but PERIOD. Where do you get this stuff?

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#8 posted 03-25-2010 04:08 AM

Really special pieces. How did you prep for finishing? Sand a whole lot? Scrapers?


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#9 posted 03-25-2010 05:36 AM

When’s dinner ? It would be a pleasure to sit in those chairs and eat at that table.


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#10 posted 03-25-2010 05:52 AM

Beautiful work!

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#11 posted 03-25-2010 06:04 AM

great table. the wood is impressive. i wonder though it’s a little too much curly maple. i like the idea of a rocker… I’m always rocking on my chair at the table.

-- Daniel -

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#12 posted 03-25-2010 11:11 AM

Thanks your words are too kind. i agree with you daniel its a little much, walnut chairs maybe.Jhannum i had no plans, i just worked off of a few examples i had seen. The dining table was all hand planed and the chairs were prepped with various scrapers and lots of sand paper. Most of the woods came from Downes and Reader in stoughton ma. Some of the maple came from, both great places.

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#13 posted 03-25-2010 12:10 PM

Welcome to LJ’s !

I’ve had excellent results from Downes and Reader as well : )
Do you live in MA ?

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#14 posted 03-25-2010 12:46 PM

what’s not to like? All my furniture is curly maple/birdseye/cherry combos. Mix that with shaker style & you’ve got winning furniture. All of it looks fantastic

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#15 posted 03-25-2010 02:41 PM

that’s a beauty !

-- bill

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