Federal Card Table

  • Advertise with us
Project by Edward E Nock II posted 08-19-2012 03:52 PM 1685 views 5 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hera is my latest project. I built this table a few years ago, and worried about the finish I should use. It stayed covered in my shop. Two weeks ago our neighbor had a family Crab Feast. They invited me to come and meet their guests. Her son and daughter asked if I still had the table. They came to my shop, fellin love with it, asked the price, I quoted it , and they said SOLD!!!!!!!. Now, I had to finish it .

The table is made of Mahogany w/ Holly inlay. it’s approx 36” in dia. x 30” high. the legs are tapered on the front & two sides, and attached to the apron w/ a briddle joint. The apron was made of White Pine layed up brick style, band sawed, and pattered shaped on the router table, and vennered w/ 1/8” Mahg. All of the striping were hand
scratched, the banding was done on the router table.

Now for the finish. I took the bull by the horns and went w/ “Bartley Gel Varnish”. Three coats rubbed down w/ “Klingspor” grey sinthetic wool. Two coats of “Minwax Paste Wax”.


21 comments so far

View inchanga's profile


117 posts in 768 days

#1 posted 08-19-2012 04:10 PM

Great piece of work, beautifully detailed.

-- chris, north wales

View Schimmel's profile


64 posts in 1108 days

#2 posted 08-19-2012 04:46 PM

Very Nice, love the details

-- Chad, Gilbert AZ and

View MarkTheFiddler's profile


1784 posts in 844 days

#3 posted 08-19-2012 05:00 PM

Ed – This is outstanding sir!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

View Oldtool's profile


1824 posts in 846 days

#4 posted 08-19-2012 05:29 PM

Really a nice piece of furniture, nice work. Excellent craftsmanship.
Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

View dustyal's profile


1200 posts in 2131 days

#5 posted 08-19-2012 05:48 PM

You do beautiful work. Very attractive plus being a useful table.

Ed, how about a class on string inlay? Yours looks really nice.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

View MonteCristo's profile


2097 posts in 844 days

#6 posted 08-19-2012 06:19 PM

Great looking table ! Is the mahogany what some call “American Mahogany” ?

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

View shipwright's profile


4976 posts in 1454 days

#7 posted 08-19-2012 07:12 PM

A beauty Ed.
The demilune is one of my favorites and this is a fine demilune…. and more!
I’m glad to hear the thickness of your mahogany veneer. I have an antique sideboard that is telegraphing its”bricks” a little. I’m sure you’ll be OK with the 1/8”.
Very nice piece.

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

View sandhill's profile


2122 posts in 2580 days

#8 posted 08-19-2012 08:31 PM

Ed I am stunned, Beautiful work.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill

View a1Jim's profile


112096 posts in 2233 days

#9 posted 08-19-2012 10:23 PM

Fantastic card table Ed all the details are just right. No wonder they snatched it up it’s a real work of art.

-- Custom furniture

View Woodbridge's profile


2727 posts in 1074 days

#10 posted 08-19-2012 10:55 PM

Beautiful table. The wood looks great, the inlays and finish are all excellent!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

View BenR's profile


248 posts in 1284 days

#11 posted 08-19-2012 11:33 PM

Ed, fabulos work on a difficult table to build. I hope that paid you propertly. Beautiful.

View dnick's profile


922 posts in 1038 days

#12 posted 08-20-2012 03:35 AM

Nicely done. That is a wonderful piece of work.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

View thedude50's profile


3515 posts in 1134 days

#13 posted 08-20-2012 05:02 AM

Very fine one of the best I have seen on LJ way to go 5 out of 5 stars

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ where we allow free speech

View tomd's profile


1758 posts in 2426 days

#14 posted 08-20-2012 05:27 AM

Beautiful table and very nice inlay.

-- Tom D

View Julian's profile


509 posts in 1346 days

#15 posted 08-20-2012 03:22 PM

You did a fabulous job. Great job on the stringing and inlay.

-- Julian

showing 1 through 15 of 21 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase