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French Design Serving Tables for Dining Room

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Project by franco88 posted 745 days ago 1202 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pair of matching tables, custom sized for the niches in the client’s dining room. The design is my adaptation of a magazine photo which the client greatly admired. The house is a French chateau looking residence. The dining room is twenty feet high octagonal room with niches on two sides doors on three sides and windows on three sides. When the pieces were delivered the floor wasn’t finished (you can see the plywood subfloor) but the client wanted to see the tables in place. They fit as planned. Whew!
The tables are primarily MDF with a quarter-sawn English Sycamore veneer from Oakwood Veneers in Michigan. The 22 mil paperbacked veneer was a pleasure to work with. There are sets of three piece Wenge stringings (with a Maple veneer line in the middle of the stringing) let in to the four corners of the legs. The detail in the top is a solid Wenge strip in a dado. The base is solid English Sycamore laid up like a butcher block. The “knot” that connects the legs to the base is also solid Sycamore. The legs are morticed into the top. Both are MDF. It seemed to work fine. I was a little surprised how simple and strong it was. The finish is satin lacquer. Twelve coats with rubbing in between each coat.

-- frank





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BTimmons

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#1 posted 745 days ago

Very nice. They’ll definitely class up the joint.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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Gary

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#2 posted 745 days ago

Really – Really nice. Beautiful work

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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lightweightladylefty

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#3 posted 745 days ago

Frank,

Lovely veneers and great attention to detail on the fine workmanship. Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 744 days ago

These are real beauty’s… Great style and design.

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

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