|Project by dmath||posted 01-30-2007 07:37 AM||6105 views||11 times favorited||28 comments|
This project is my reproduction of the Gamble House Entry Hall Table. The Gamble House is an American architectural gem built in 1908 in Pasadena by David and Mary Gamble (of Proctor & Gamble). The house was designed by Charles and Henry Greene as was most of the furniture. I consider the entry hall table a nearly perfect piece.
My version of the table is scaled down slightly as the original is quite large. Made of mahogany and ebony (as was much G&G furniture) the piece is finished with Danish oil and wax.
While not the most difficult piece of furniture ever built this table does present some challenges. The drawer joinery requires some care since it is one of the primary features of the table. The drawer runners are very creative and also decorative. Another significant challenge in reproducing Greene & Greene designs is that until the publication of Bob Lang’s book of measured drawings last Fall there were very few “plans” available. A lot of research was required to get details right.
-- David Mathias, http://www.wood-and-light.com