Asian and Greene and Greene inspired hall table

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Project by NikBrown posted 02-17-2013 01:29 PM 3780 views 25 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been fairly active in the online woodworking community for a while but have never really produced anything I would classify as furniture. I began working on this table about 7 months ago but got sidetracked with a priority shift of renovating 6 rooms in our house. And the standard trying to produce and put up as much food as possible each summer.

A few weeks ago I was finally able to dive back into the project and managed to finish it yesterday.

It’s clearly influenced by much of Darrel Pearts Greene & Greene styled work as well as work by Marc Spagnuolo, Timothy Rousseau and other random Asian tables. I do sincerely apologies to all of the above for my poor bastardized attempt to be influence by them.

It’s crafted out of solid cherry and ebony and finished with shellac and satin Arm-R-Seal. It’s a bit orange right now, but should mellow and darken as the cherry ages over the next few years.

This was a challenging project for me as it was my first real attempt to incorporate curves into any of my woodworking. Almost every edge in this entire piece has some form of curve to it.

As much as I love Greene and Greene styled work I think my next couple projects need to focus on a style that is slightly more efficient to build :)

-- - Where woodworking and technology somehow get along.

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#1 posted 02-17-2013 01:51 PM

Beautiful piece, very nicely done.

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#2 posted 02-17-2013 01:51 PM

I admire your courage for taking on a GG. I too love the style but have been put off by the multitudes of round edges. It is a beautiful table. I look forward to the day when I can take on lager projects – working out of half of a one car garage is just painful.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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#3 posted 02-17-2013 01:52 PM

You certainly succeeded in combining the styles together and the craftsmanship looks top notch too.

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#4 posted 02-17-2013 02:04 PM

Ditto to what stefang just wrote. Excellent job! I’ve always wanted to attempt something G&G but so far the time investment has put me off—-I’m too damn impatient. :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 02-17-2013 02:13 PM

very nice, you do good work, very brave undertaking.

-- I was going for that distressed look

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#6 posted 02-17-2013 02:45 PM

Very nice work on this

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 02-17-2013 03:22 PM

Great looking table, great craftsmanship,

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#8 posted 02-17-2013 03:39 PM

Very nice table and design. It is elegant and you combined the various styles very well.

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#9 posted 02-17-2013 03:44 PM

This is really nice, well done.

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#10 posted 02-17-2013 03:53 PM

very nice and I like the light too

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#11 posted 02-17-2013 04:03 PM

nicely done

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#12 posted 02-17-2013 04:15 PM


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#13 posted 02-17-2013 04:34 PM

A wonderful and beautiful table with details spot on,great job.

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#14 posted 02-17-2013 04:44 PM

This is really nice! I’m in the middle of something similar myself. I think you nailed it!

BTW: I like the wall sconce too.

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#15 posted 02-17-2013 06:38 PM

Great lines and design. Love it!!

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