Oak table

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Project by rilanda posted 07-02-2012 07:13 PM 1270 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This American White Oak table has a rotating and tilting top to allow the table to stand flat to a wall. The top is decorated with 6mm thick pieces of American Oak glued to both sides of a ply core to maintain balance. The pieces are cut and assembled to form a Louis Cube pattern, requiring a great amount of accuracy. The top which is octagon in shape is lipped with American Oak lippings that are raised above the table top surface. The tripod feet were all cut on a band saw and finished by hand the centre column was turned on my lathe and the spiral work was all completed by hand, being initially marked out the traditional way using a piece of string. the table was made as a wedding present for a much loved niece about 12years ago. It was finished naturally using a brushing Melamine lacquer. It is still in use today serving its original purpose of providing table space and yet occupying a small amount of floor space.
The five pictures show:- 1 & 2- the finished table in the open position; 3- the finished table closed viewed from the rear, the bird cage unit allows the table top to rotate and tilt into a vertical position; 4- close up of the bird cage unit; 5- marking out the siral feature on an already turned pedestal.

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#1 posted 07-02-2012 08:43 PM

Beautiful piece. It looks like it was just finished. It must have a good home.

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#2 posted 07-02-2012 08:46 PM

I agree, it looks like you just made it today instead of 12 years ago. Very nice and good touch with the spirals!

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#3 posted 07-02-2012 08:53 PM

great hand spirals are tough! this one will be passed down thru the family!

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#4 posted 07-02-2012 09:07 PM

Nice work and design …

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