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Project by BillG posted 04-21-2010 02:13 AM 2694 views 13 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a big project for me. I made four of these tables. I used mortise and tenon joints for all the joinery which includes the slats. It turned out to be about 140 joints total made with the Leigh FMT jig. Still a lot of work, but a better choice for a production job like this.

I also added some Greene and Greene styling to the Stickley design with the cloud-lifts on the front and top as well as pillowed saddle joints on the oversize bread board edging on the top. The close-up of the saddle joints shows the pillowing. The edge pieces needed to be about 1/16” longer on each end to get the right effect.

I am basically a machine oriented woodworker, but I did a lot of hand tool work on this project. For a coloring, I used a dark brown aniline dye mixed with alcohol followed by a coat of Watco Dark Oil stain. The finish is two sprayed applications of pre-catalyzed lacquer over all, and three coats on the top with rub out between coats.

I am a real fan of the Stickley/Mission/Arts and Crafts style. However, I enjoy the added styling done by the Greene brothers. They took it to the next level.

Bill G

-- Bill G - West Springfield, MA





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#1 posted 04-21-2010 02:19 AM

Impressive. It has a nice rustic look.

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#2 posted 04-21-2010 05:05 AM

very nice

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#3 posted 04-21-2010 05:11 AM

Great looking table Bill

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#4 posted 04-21-2010 05:18 AM

Excellent detail work!

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#5 posted 04-21-2010 05:44 AM

Looks good. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

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#6 posted 04-21-2010 05:50 AM

Very nice! The analine dye finish is top notch.

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#7 posted 04-21-2010 10:48 AM

Nice details. I like the G&G added to Stickley.

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#8 posted 04-21-2010 11:21 AM

I really like this !
Great job.

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#9 posted 04-21-2010 12:56 PM

Nice build.
Thanks for posting

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#10 posted 04-21-2010 01:27 PM

BillG, this is one nice table. You did a superb job.

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#11 posted 04-21-2010 02:14 PM

Great work! Very nice!

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#12 posted 04-21-2010 04:58 PM

Excellent table! Did you do two for the living room and two for the bedroom?

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#13 posted 04-21-2010 06:02 PM

Nice side table.

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#14 posted 04-21-2010 06:52 PM

Nice job of combining styles here and fleshing out your own vision.

Nice to hear that you challenged yourself here too. As a beginning woodworker, each project is a challenge for me, as I try to learn a new skill, or used a technique or tool I’ve never used before. Mortise and tenon is one of my next techniques to attempt. And to me at least, I enjoy the challenge of learning something new and being able to apply it.

Your time and effort spent on the details shows here, in my opinion, from the design, to construction, up through the finish. Nicely executed!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#15 posted 04-21-2010 11:59 PM

Beautiful job Bill!
i am about an hour west of you in Austerlitz NY!

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