I am fortunate to have a client who trusts my judgement in matters of woodworking. The brief for this project was “I’ve just bought a 160 year old house and I don’t want to fill it with modern furniture”. So I had pretty much free reign to design this piece which obviously leans heavily on the past.
It wasn’t that difficult to make but a lot of things went not quite how they should have along the way. This job represents a few significant firsts for me, first bit of turning since school (25 years ago), first veneered project, first use of inlays, first rubbed out finish – a BIG thank you to Randy for giving up his time to give me insightful and spot on advice for the rubbing procedure.
On the plus side though, there were a lot of lessons learned along the way. If I’m ever asked to make a similar table, I’ll do it in half the time.
Walnut/walnut burl inlay with walnut sapwood strings.
72×40” closed, 96×40 extended,