Federal Table

  • Advertise with us
Project by J. Crate Larkin posted 455 days ago 821 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Federal Table
Federal Table No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

I think that I have made many dozens of these over thirty-odd years, but I am always surprised by how brilliant the figuring can be on some of the woods that I select. (Fun to make these entirely with hand tools too, hogging off the waste of the tapered legs with a scrub plane before switching to a jack or something larger.) Shellac and beeswax finish.

-- J. Crate, Maryland

8 comments so far

View Ken90712's profile


14821 posts in 1784 days

#1 posted 455 days ago

Your right, Wo that is some great wood! Great job especially going old school with had tools only.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View Oldtool's profile


1737 posts in 785 days

#2 posted 455 days ago

Very nice table, came out great with that grain figure.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

View Kaleb the Swede's profile

Kaleb the Swede

1093 posts in 564 days

#3 posted 454 days ago

Great grain selection! That will make someone very happy.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

View kenn's profile


778 posts in 2315 days

#4 posted 454 days ago

I love this project! The wood is, of course, gorgeous. You can’t go wrong with tiger maple. Your proportions look great to me. No dye before the shellac? What kind of shellac is that, garnet? Thanks for sharing it.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

View helluvawreck's profile


15372 posts in 1461 days

#5 posted 454 days ago

This table is nicely done. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View a1Jim's profile


111999 posts in 2172 days

#6 posted 454 days ago

Beautiful work and amazing wood.

-- Custom furniture

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13337 posts in 2268 days

#7 posted 453 days ago

Beautiful Federal Table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

View Fishinbo's profile


11216 posts in 770 days

#8 posted 452 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous table! Great design and the grains on wood are amazing. Great job!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase