Spalted Pecan Pedestal Table and Chairs

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Project by mdp posted 05-17-2011 11:54 PM 2734 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a dining room set I was commissioned to build for a newly wed couple… I tried to keep it in a Western style… It was a year in planning (looking for some kind of special wood), and built in the past five months… The field of the table is Spalted Pecan and is made up of 38 random width pie shaped pieces… It is banded with Pecan, and where possible, is matched with continuous grain, all with a natural edge… The center is inlaid with Black Walnut and this is inlaid with the couple’s brand… The voids in the top are filled with Turquoise… And it all sits on a forked Pecan trunk (yes it is very, very heavy)... It is pub height… The finish includes Watco oil, dewaxed shellac, and water based polyurethane…

The chairs are made out of Hickory and feature a sculpted seat… It took a lot of sitting, cutting, sitting, carving, sitting, sanding, and more sitting to get them to the point that they are actually comfortable to sit in… Each chair weighs 42 pounds, and I warned them not to let one fall on their toe! The chairs are finished like the table…

-- Michael

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#1 posted 05-18-2011 03:00 AM

That is one fine looking table! I may get brave and take shot at something similar.

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#2 posted 05-18-2011 04:38 AM

Great looking set! A lucky couple!

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#3 posted 05-18-2011 11:42 AM

The table is great, I love the chairs.

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#4 posted 05-18-2011 03:23 PM

Great looking table and chairs, looks like a lot of hours and work went into this project to make it look so
good. Glad I did not have to help move it. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 05-19-2011 07:08 AM

Amazing!!! This is fabulous. I have to admit, I’d have to sit one of those chairs to believe it is really comfy buy if you say so, then it is. I love pecan wood and you’ve done it justice, good work.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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