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

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Project by chidwickschool posted 01-26-2012 04:25 AM 2776 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, Chidwickschool.com





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bhog

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#1 posted 01-26-2012 04:38 AM

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

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#2 posted 01-26-2012 04:55 AM

This is one ornate ,fantastic table.

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#3 posted 01-26-2012 05:42 AM

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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chidwickschool

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#4 posted 01-26-2012 06:13 AM

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, Chidwickschool.com

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#5 posted 01-26-2012 08:56 AM

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 01-26-2012 03:42 PM

Very nice work and massive.
Thanks

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#7 posted 01-26-2012 06:10 PM

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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lashing

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#8 posted 01-26-2012 08:44 PM

Are you duplicarving? CNC?
Nice table indeed

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Jordan

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#9 posted 01-26-2012 10:57 PM

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

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#10 posted 01-26-2012 11:06 PM

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 01-27-2012 02:09 AM

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 01-27-2012 04:26 AM

Very impressive.

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#13 posted 01-28-2012 05:37 PM

Some amazing work!

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

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#14 posted 03-09-2012 04:57 AM

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

-- Rogue

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#15 posted 03-09-2012 05:30 AM

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

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

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