Curly Cherry Dropleaf Harvest Table

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Project by YBNORMAL posted 11-22-2011 09:18 PM 4732 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was another commission project, Our sawmilling business had sold a local Doctor some real nice Curly Cherry and he had plans to build the table himself. Everyone knows how the best laid plans never work out. Well he got ill and the doctor informed that he has issues with his lungs and dusty environments were out! No more woodworking for him. He contacted me and asked if I could build the tables for him, they were to be Christmas presents for his granddaughters. He had copied a couple of pages from a book that had a “Harvest Table” plans but they weren’t complete, So I incorporated details from another plan i found on the internet. Seems to have worked out just fine.
This is the first drop leaf table I have built, Rule Joints are a learning experience! They don’t work exactly like you would expect. If you get ready to make one, suggest you do some googleing and reading. Other than that, a great build.
This is the finished product, 1 of 2. So now on to the other table.

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#1 posted 11-22-2011 09:57 PM

Thats some beauty wood! That’ll age gracefully, nicely done and I bet the client’s very happy.

-- Doug...

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#2 posted 11-22-2011 09:59 PM

Really nice work, Kevin. I’ve never worked with large pieces of cherry.

Busy over this way, too.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#3 posted 11-23-2011 03:59 PM

Beautiful, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 11-23-2011 05:47 PM

Instant heirloom! It’s going to get even prettier as it ages.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 11-23-2011 05:52 PM

Nice very Nice .super wood and a great build.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 11-23-2011 09:10 PM

Georgous work! That has a fine line for the eye and an appeal that goes beyond the wood and it’s natural beauty. I’m Greeeeeeeen!

-- I'm not crying... That's dust in my eyes!

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#7 posted 11-23-2011 09:22 PM

Great work, well done

-- David in Damascus, MD

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