New Zealand Kauri and stained Macrocapa hall way Table

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Project by pr1v4t3Ryan posted 06-16-2011 02:40 PM 2330 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my finished pieces from the Furniture design/making course I’m doing at present, was finished February this year. Hope to enter it into the New Zealand 2011 national wood skills festival in September this year.

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#1 posted 06-16-2011 03:08 PM

Great design! Good luck in the contest.

-- Cal Noguchi -

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#2 posted 06-16-2011 04:44 PM

Very nice!
That ancient kuari is some AMAZING wood!

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#3 posted 06-16-2011 04:59 PM

Nice new/really-really-old table! Love the leg design.

-- StevieP ~ Micheal Tompkins - you were not here on earth long but left a giant mark on us. RIP Brother

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#4 posted 06-16-2011 06:04 PM

Very interesting design. Are the drawers fully closed in the pictures?

-- Chris Wong -- --

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#5 posted 06-16-2011 06:37 PM

Very imaginative design. I like the beauty of that wood, its totally amazing.

-- Yves

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#6 posted 06-16-2011 09:56 PM

Cool! Nice wood choice. What kind of finish did you use?

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#7 posted 06-17-2011 12:13 AM

Very nice design and the craftsmanship is wonderful.

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#8 posted 06-17-2011 11:12 AM

Now that is different and I really like different!!!! Very cool design and one to be proud of!

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

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#9 posted 06-17-2011 01:08 PM

Hey thanks for your comments, they are much appreciated.

The hallway table itself was designed by my first year tutor, so he actually deserves all the credit for the hallway table design.Everyone in the class made one exactly like it(they where all stained New Zealand Pine), but our tutor challenged us to come up with our own design for the legs. I personally liked this design and thought the Kauri and stained Macrocapa combination would make a interesting contrast(something you don’t see much of in New Zealand furniture, or at least not enough!).
The project was to teach us hand made dovetails(both the draws and outer dovetails are hand done) and to introduce us to the wonders of a vacuum press. It’s a bit hard to see with the photos, but the draw fronts follow the very slight curve of the front of the unit, it’s not a straight flat front.

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#10 posted 06-17-2011 01:10 PM

I humble bow as ‘Grasshopper’ to your talent.
Anyone would be honored to own such an incredible piece.
Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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#11 posted 06-17-2011 01:20 PM

Chris, as far as the draws are concerned, in pictures three and four they are fully closed, but in the others they are only slightly opened to show the contrast.

Kyle, the top draw unit is finished with two coats of sprayed sanding sealer cut back in between coats, same with the black legs. And the Kauri in between the legs is finished with two coats of finishing oil, cut back in between coats. And after screwing the top to the base, it was given a coat of finishing wax all over.Finishing products where all made from a New Zealand manufacturer called Mirrortone .

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#12 posted 06-18-2011 03:54 AM

I love the design, keep up the great work!!!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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