Demi lune table in ash

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Project by jmp posted 08-16-2011 09:50 AM 1671 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, I have just completed a years beginner’s course in furniture making at the Leeds college of Art, UK. The demi-lune table was our project for the year. It was quite a challenge and gave me an opportunity to gain experience in a number of different skills. I must also thank Chris Tribe who patiently guided me through my first attempts at marquetry using hot sand to give the shaded effects..
The legs are made from ash and the inlay is walnut and sycamore veneers. The table top and front are veenered ash. we used a lamination of bendy plywood which I found particularly hard to work with, especially the mortice and tenon joints. The finish is 7 coats of ARM-R seal urethane gloss varnish followed by a beeswax coat.
I very much enjoyed the course in Leeds and would thoroughly recommend it to others, I hope to be continuing next year.



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#1 posted 08-16-2011 11:25 AM

Congrats and very nicely done. I like the bottom of the feet as well, gives it interest. Keep it up!

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

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#2 posted 08-16-2011 02:02 PM

Ditto on what Ken said… Well done..

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 08-16-2011 05:00 PM

Nice little table Jonathan. I like both the demi-lune form and the marquetry. Your medallion is excellent.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#4 posted 10-22-2012 08:02 PM

Nice job. I hope you do well in woodworking… it’s addictive

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