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Eamonn Table with Maisie Stools

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Project by Kiersten posted 05-28-2008 07:25 AM 1889 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I designed this kid’s table set, I had an organic modern look in mind. I wanted the clean lines of modern furniture similar to other modern sets on the market but I also wanted it to have an organic, natural feel. I sell this set quite a bit in LA.

The leaf-shaped lazy suzan in the middle provides endless hours of play simply whipping tins of crayons and markers around really quickly so they fly off and hit a sibling. What’s not to love about that?

The set is named after two really cool kids whose really cool moms are the loveliest Brits I know.

-- Kiersten, Los Angeles, http://www.modmomfurniture.com





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Blake

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#1 posted 05-28-2008 10:01 AM

I’m a fan, these are cool. What a great simple idea that you have apparently marketed successfully.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Bradford

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#2 posted 05-28-2008 01:56 PM

Another great build for the vertically challenged.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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Ampeater

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#3 posted 05-28-2008 02:38 PM

Welcome to LJ. You have designed and made some very nice furniture.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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ryno101

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#4 posted 05-28-2008 03:17 PM

Very nice… I love the inlay on the stools!

-- Ryno

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ND2ELK

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#5 posted 05-28-2008 04:40 PM

Hi Kiersten

Great looking table set! The inlay gives it a nice touch. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Woodhacker

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#6 posted 05-28-2008 04:51 PM

Kiersten, I hope you have crayon shrapnel insurance.

I can see why they’re popular with moms and kids. Nice Job!

Thanks for posting.

-- Martin, Kansas

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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 05-28-2008 04:55 PM

You’ve really got a knack for making great, stylish stuff from simple materials!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Jim13

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#8 posted 05-29-2008 01:28 AM

Nice work! What material is it made of.

-- Yanky, pateince is everthing.

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mjpierson

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#9 posted 05-29-2008 03:05 AM

very cool – have been toying in my head with a table/chair set for my daughter…thanks for the inspiration…..

if you look at the shadow in the first photo – kinda hints of Berdie box….

-- Mike - Columbus, Ohio

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Chip

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#10 posted 05-29-2008 03:25 AM

More beautiful, well thought out work.

There are many discussions on here about becoming a professional woodworker and, after seeing your work and visiting your website(s), I think your story exemplifies what becoming a professional woodworker is all about. Identify a nitch, take advantage of every marketing venue possible (ie – be business savy – you certainly have the art of the press release down pat which most don’t realize is a very inexpensive yet incredibly valuable way to advertise yourself), have a passion for what you do and, oh yes, produce some really unique, beautiful woodwork.

My hat’s off to you and I think there are a few guys, errr, people on here that could learn much from your approach. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts and blogs.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Damian Penney

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#11 posted 05-29-2008 04:01 AM

Just scanned back over your other designs and like them all a lot, clean, simple, and fun. Hope you sell a ton of them :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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Napaman

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#12 posted 05-29-2008 04:05 AM

man…I could have used the crayon propulsion system when I was a kid…as the youngest of five I was too small to hit back…

very cool design…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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jockmike2

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#13 posted 05-31-2008 06:39 PM

Very nice set for kids. My grandkids would love them. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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SteveKorz

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#14 posted 06-02-2008 05:28 AM

What kid wouldn’t love something they can twirl off a lazy suzan?... Another great job! Thanks for the post!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Michael Brailsford

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#15 posted 07-28-2008 05:07 PM

Nice whimsical design.

-- Michael A. Brailsford

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