Antique reproduction

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Project by rhett posted 05-20-2012 01:42 PM 1505 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Solid wood table, made from locally harvested black walnut. Built to replicate a photo, taken by client, at an antiques museum. Elipse is 54”x82”. Stained with Minwax Provincial, 4 coats of Kemaqua lacquer and rubbed out with 0000 steel wool and dark brown beeswax.

-- Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

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#1 posted 05-20-2012 02:05 PM

great looking table.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 05-20-2012 02:27 PM

I like the design. I especially appreciate you sharing your finish schedule. Seeing the result of your schedule helps me with a better understanding how that approach will turn out. Nice detail. One question. Do you think the top will remain stable? It looks elegantly thin, how did you do the glue up?

-- The wood is good.

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#3 posted 05-20-2012 02:38 PM

Nice legs.

-- Dreaming patterns

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#4 posted 05-20-2012 02:55 PM

The top is actually 1” thick. I ran a 3/8” roundover on the bottom and a thumbnail bit around the top. With the absence of an apron and the edge detail, it gives the illusion of a thinner top. Which is what I was going for so I guess it worked.

-- Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

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#5 posted 05-20-2012 02:57 PM

Unique design very well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 05-20-2012 06:40 PM

I like it, very elegant, gorgeous top

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 05-22-2012 04:53 AM

Wow, that is sleek!

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