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Project by daiku1 posted 01-01-2008 04:29 AM 1397 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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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#1 posted 01-01-2008 04:52 AM

I love the simple elegance of these tables

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 01-01-2008 05:14 AM

Very nice. I love the simple Shakerish design

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#3 posted 01-01-2008 05:17 AM

Very nice, very special wood.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#4 posted 01-01-2008 06:48 AM

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

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#5 posted 01-01-2008 10:12 AM

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

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 01-01-2008 10:50 AM

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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#7 posted 01-01-2008 12:00 PM

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

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#8 posted 01-01-2008 03:28 PM

Very pretty.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#9 posted 01-02-2008 04:41 AM

Wonderful tables Jim.

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

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