Sawbuck Table

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Project by Kari Hultman posted 11-03-2011 08:03 PM 3287 views 9 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Reproduction PA German sawbuck table from Landis Valley Museum. Believe to have been built in 1750 despite the 1805 date carved on the drawer.

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#1 posted 11-03-2011 08:22 PM

Very well done a unique piece with great wood finely made with great attention to detail.

-- Custom furniture

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will delaney

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#2 posted 11-03-2011 09:06 PM

A true peace of art. Very nice craftsmanship and choice of wood.

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#3 posted 11-03-2011 10:28 PM

That is a wonderful looking table, great wood and craftsmanship.

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#4 posted 11-03-2011 11:09 PM

Beautiful table!
I would be afraid to use it.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#5 posted 11-04-2011 12:22 AM

I like this a lot! Great job!


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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 11-04-2011 12:45 AM

That is one beautiful table and a great choice of wood!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Kari Hultman

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#7 posted 11-04-2011 01:36 AM

Thank you for the nice comments! Marter1229, I am afraid to use it. We keep it in the living room with just a lamp and small chest, but I don’t let anyone puts drinks or dishes or fingerprints on it. heh.

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#8 posted 11-04-2011 05:32 AM

Great execution! Could live at my house if you don’t have a use for it.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#9 posted 11-04-2011 08:12 AM

Awesome. Nice out of the box design.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 11-04-2011 04:12 PM

I really like this project, and your blog. I spent a long time checking it out. This was a project worthy of FWW publication. I wondered how you made templates for the project, without de-constructing the original?

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#11 posted 11-04-2011 07:06 PM

I wish I could add something to what everyone else said but they covered it well. This project is a pleasure to look at. What a great piece!

-- St. Louis - just a cut away from finishing!

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#12 posted 11-04-2011 09:23 PM

Great project, nice wood, well done.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#13 posted 11-05-2011 12:50 AM

That is really amazing! I like it! So beautiful.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#14 posted 11-05-2011 03:38 AM

i follow your blog. I didn’t realize you were a lumberjock also. great to see you here as well.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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Kari Hultman

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#15 posted 11-05-2011 04:23 AM

Thanks so much everyone. Bradford, I had a photo in a book that included the basic dimensions—height, width, and length. I also took photos of the original but was not able to get too close to it because it was behind glass. Based on the dimensions I had from the book and the faraway photos I took, I tried my best to come up with the other sizes and shapes.

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