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Project by Kelby posted 09-26-2012 03:31 AM 693 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this Queen Anne Tea Table for my grandma a while back. It is made from flamed maple.

The legs were shaped on a bandsaw, and then cleaned up with a spokeshave and sandpaper. For the aprons, I trimmed an angle on the tablesaw and then finished the curve with a spokeshave.

I french polished it for a finish. A stain or dye would have popped the figure a little more, but it also would have faded unpleasantly over time with UV exposure. The shellac pulled out enough flame to make it interesting.

-- Kelby





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lightweightladylefty

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#1 posted 09-26-2012 04:10 AM

Kelby,

The table is gorgeous! I wish you were my grandson. ;-) Thanks for sharing.

L/W

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#2 posted 09-26-2012 11:05 AM

Beautiful workmanship, awesome table. Thanks for showing.

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#3 posted 09-26-2012 11:42 AM

Nice finish! Nice lines on the legs.

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#4 posted 09-26-2012 04:29 PM

Wow. The sharp and curvy lines on the legs and aprons are top notch.

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

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#5 posted 09-26-2012 05:00 PM

Very pretty piece of furniture there.

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#6 posted 09-29-2012 12:11 AM

Very nice piece. Queen Anne pieces are, IMO, amongst the most elegant ever conceived.

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