Recycled Oak & Kahikatea (NZ native), Hall Table

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Project by brainbox posted 09-09-2011 02:11 PM 2329 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 09-09-2011 03:06 PM

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 09-09-2011 03:06 PM

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 09-09-2011 03:17 PM

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 09-09-2011 04:44 PM

Simple lines very nice! welcome! to lumberjocks.

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#5 posted 09-09-2011 06:14 PM

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

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 09-09-2011 06:15 PM

Sound design, nice clean lines. A winner.

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

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#7 posted 09-10-2011 01:47 AM

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 09-10-2011 02:27 AM

This is how it’s done!
absolutely beautiful

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#9 posted 09-10-2011 11:36 AM

thanks everyone for all the support

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#10 posted 09-11-2011 02:17 PM

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 09-11-2011 11:39 PM

Beautiful table. Well done.

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

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#12 posted 09-12-2011 02:45 AM

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 05-17-2012 11:00 PM

good to see another kiwi online

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