|Project by BillG||posted 04-21-2010 02:13 AM||3136 views||13 times favorited||21 comments|
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 - West Springfield, MA