Walnut Lamp tables--Breadboard top

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Project by Jeffrey Alexander posted 09-12-2012 08:16 PM 1282 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

2 of 3 walnut lamp tables from 100% Walnut felled by a tornado 18 years ago and stored in my employers barn on their horsefarm.
Thru tenon/ mortise top and bottom construction, with 7/8 breadboard tops which sit on shoulders and are removable (the top on the right one is not centered properly in this pic… Transfast dye used—DarK Mission “with a little red Rit (10% to be exact)” to match the color of my Grandmother’s antique Victorian marble-topped walnut table, 4 coats of spray lacquer, and finished with 3 layers of Minwax Finishing wax. My own design, I needed a table height to equal the height of my Mission furniture arms to eliminate the need to “reach over” to grab something off the tables. Plans are to build Limbert style lamps using red cedar with stained glass shades to match for a more “rustic lodge” look in this den…

-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."

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#1 posted 09-12-2012 09:27 PM

Awesome they are very nice

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#2 posted 09-12-2012 11:06 PM

Sweet tables!! Very nice work on them!!..................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 09-12-2012 11:53 PM

Very nice, I may try a similar design with a bunch of 24” x 2” x 10” Mahogany cutoffs. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#4 posted 09-13-2012 01:00 AM

very nice, beautiful looking tables.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario (

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#5 posted 09-13-2012 01:49 AM

Beautiful, I like the design & finish.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 09-13-2012 02:57 AM

Those are great pieces. A job well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#7 posted 09-13-2012 01:39 PM

I like these a lot. And I love seeing people use storm-damaged wood instead of lumberyard wood. It’s recycling at its finest (especially given the price of walnut!).

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-

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