Quartered Sawn Scottish White Oak- w/Custom Carved Ball and Claw Dining Table

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Project by chidwickschool posted 937 days ago 2669 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a table I designed and created for a repeat customer. This project started with some really unique Scottish quarter-sawn white oak. The top is made out of four sequentially cut boards from the same flitch. The two inner boards are bookmatched and the two outer boards are slipmatched. Each leg started out as 5”x5” and feature massive hand-carved ball and claw feet with scales and feathers and have hand-carved acanthus knees. The aprons were custom designed on the computer and feature a unique transition to the top of each leg. The table top features hand-carved edges that carry around the perimeter.

-- Andy Chidwick,

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#1 posted 937 days ago

Beautiful table.Out of my league for quite a few years.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#2 posted 937 days ago

This is one ornate ,fantastic table.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 937 days ago

Love the carving around the table edge. A very nice approach as opposed to banding or an ogee profile. It fits the piece much better. Reminds me of something rococo?

-- {Current North Bennet street school student}

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#4 posted 937 days ago

Thanks for the kind words everyone.

Coopman: Yes! The client definitely had a Rococo style to their other furnishing. The scale, acanthus carvings and overall lines were meant to reflect this influence.

-- Andy Chidwick,

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#5 posted 936 days ago

I thunked this level of skill was only in the past. I salute you! Beautiful!

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#6 posted 936 days ago

Very nice work and massive.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#7 posted 936 days ago

Amazing work. The entire project is fantastic execution. I really like the scale details on the legs.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#8 posted 936 days ago

Are you duplicarving? CNC?
Nice table indeed

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#9 posted 936 days ago

My word, the projects on here just keep getting better and better. Simply fabulous!!!!


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#10 posted 936 days ago

Very regal and formal, I could see this in a castle somewhere!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#11 posted 936 days ago

Beautiful work! Those are some very unique and interesting ball and claw feet.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#12 posted 936 days ago

Very impressive.

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#13 posted 934 days ago

Some amazing work!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 894 days ago

Holy Crap Thats beautiful. I’m sure they’ll be a repeat customer again.

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#15 posted 894 days ago

Wow, how did I miss this one?? Great job!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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