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These tables are based on the ones on the cover of Tables by Anthony Guidice. I love the simplicity of the design. The tables featured Dovetailed Mortise and Tenon, which came out great, but I wouldn’t say the same for the drawer dovetail work! The legs are actually recoverd Tulip Poplar from the Hermitage site, home of Andrew Jackson. They were blown down in a big storm and this old growth wood was harvested for many of us to use. The tops and aprons are recovered as well, from local trees in the San Francisco area. The wood was sold as Amber, but I am not so sure about that.

If I were to do these over, I would modify the design somewhat, as they are a bit high unless sat next to a very high bed.

-- jim





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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 2432 days ago

I love the simple elegance of these tables

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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gizmodyne

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#2 posted 2432 days ago

Very nice. I love the simple Shakerish design

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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TreeBones

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#3 posted 2432 days ago

Very nice, very special wood.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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CedarFreakCarl

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#4 posted 2432 days ago

Really sweet! The wood you used makes it special. Thanks for showing.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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cajunpen

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#5 posted 2432 days ago

Great looking tables and what a piece of history you have captured.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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daiku1

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#6 posted 2432 days ago

Thanks for the kind words,

I always have thought of poplar as “garbage” wood, but I really like the old time feel it gives to the pieces. It kind of has grown on me.

-- jim

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rikkor

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#7 posted 2432 days ago

Very nice. I, too like the reclaimed wood with a story aspect.

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Critterman

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#8 posted 2432 days ago

Very pretty.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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Chip

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#9 posted 2431 days ago

Wonderful tables Jim.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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