Small Kitchen Table and Bench

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Project by Darrell Peart posted 01-31-2011 01:51 AM 5789 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small kitchen table and bench that goes to the same client that commissioned the big 16 -foot table last summer. These pieces are very narrow – they need to be pushed out of the way when not in use and take up as little space as possible. There is a built in bench other side for seating.

If I was not restrained by locked in dimensions – I would have made the table wider and longer – and the top would have had more overhang end to end – but that’s part of the challenge as a custom furniture maker – make things as best you can given the restraints

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#1 posted 01-31-2011 01:54 AM

As always Darrell outstanding work and beautiful pieces.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 01-31-2011 01:56 AM

Amazing work as always. Thank you for sharing.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#3 posted 01-31-2011 01:56 AM

I second that, Darrell you do some amazing work. I love the G & G stlye.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 01-31-2011 01:57 AM

Amazing work as always Darrell!

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#5 posted 01-31-2011 02:00 AM

Beautiful table and bench. I really like the edge on the table.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#6 posted 01-31-2011 02:09 AM

Darrell: Thats a great looking table. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 01-31-2011 03:30 AM

I like the cloud lift on the ends of the table… you see I have been reading your book…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#8 posted 01-31-2011 03:34 AM

I always enjoy your work. When I grow up I want to be able to craft wood like you do. It truly is amazing.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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#9 posted 01-31-2011 04:23 AM

An amazing table and bench. Thanks for sharing.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#10 posted 01-31-2011 05:01 AM

Thanks everyone!

Mike – I cut the hole for the key with a multi-router

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#11 posted 01-31-2011 06:59 AM

Your furniture is so ~touchable~ and sumptuous. Even with design constraints, this table and bench have a classiness that would turn heads in any house. Thanks for showing us.


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#12 posted 01-31-2011 05:38 PM

Very nice work as we’d expect from you Darrell. It appears the dimensional constraints didn’t constrain you at all here; until you said it was a custom piece, I thought maybe this was a new addition to your list.

-- 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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#13 posted 01-31-2011 05:46 PM

Nice work!

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