|Project by acanthuscarver||posted 2059 days ago||4005 views||9 times favorited||47 comments|
I’m just in the mood for tea tables tonight. This pie crust stand is copied from an original that is in a private collection. The top is approximately 26” in diameter. The whole piece is made of extremely figured tiger maple. If you want a challenge, try carving ball and claw feet in this tuff. It’s like carving iron. The color is achieved with a layered analine dye and oil stain. The finish on the top is a tung oil and varnish mix. The base is finished in shellac. Yep, it took a lot of hours to do all that carving.
-- Chuck Bender, period furniture maker, http://www.acanthus.com