Recycled Oak & Kahikatea (NZ native), Hall Table

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Project by brainbox posted 957 days ago 1516 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My hall table. King of the forest meets the bush princess.

I am in my first year diploma coarse, Furniture design & Manufacture. This is my third project.
I won first prize at the national Kawerau Woodskills Festival 2011 in the open furniture section, and am real pleased about that.
As a first year student I had to use the 14 leg hall table design to meet the coarse critearia, but was able to choose the timber, design the top and the draw layout. The draw sides and backs are made from Kahikatea and the draw fronts and bottoms are done in Oak. Hand done dovetails on the front and back. All 100% recycled timber.

My coarse lecturer is on Lumberjocks too. He is andyboy, if you look at his pics you can see the original design that I had to work from, and compare.


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#1 posted 957 days ago

That is beautiful, I would be very proud to have that in my house.

-- "Give me wood..... And I will play with it!"

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#2 posted 957 days ago

Ultraclean. I love the stance.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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will delaney

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#3 posted 957 days ago

Nice design and choice of wood. From the top with the staggered widths of the Kawerau and Oak to the tapered legs.

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#4 posted 957 days ago

Simple lines very nice! welcome! to lumberjocks.

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#5 posted 957 days ago

Crisp and clean design ….excellent legs and nice grain continuation across the front : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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#6 posted 957 days ago

Sound design, nice clean lines. A winner.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#7 posted 957 days ago

Beautiful work!
What a table, that is really a pearl.
And even recycle, it cant become any better.
You have to be proud!
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 957 days ago

This is how it’s done!
absolutely beautiful

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#9 posted 957 days ago

thanks everyone for all the support

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#10 posted 955 days ago

This is an astonishing table. I love the subtlety of the wood colour contrast, the lines and spacing on the top and the simply perfect curve of the leg assemblies. There is a solidity, grace and calmness to this piece that I can only marvel at every time I look at it. I commend your excellent photography as well, for only by it can we really appreciate the piece.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#11 posted 955 days ago

Beautiful table. Well done.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#12 posted 955 days ago

I had to come back to enjoy it again!
It is really that good.
Be really proud,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Patrick Oughton

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#13 posted 706 days ago

good to see another kiwi online

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