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Hepplewhite Federal Table

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Project by Tkuzma posted 04-23-2013 03:16 PM 876 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The table is from a style I saw by George Hepplewhite who was a furniture builder from England during the same era as Chippendale. It’s made from genuine mahogany and Birdseye maple. I used a sanding sealer, one layer of GF merlot water-based stain and three layers of brown mahogany gel stain then 4 coats of Arm-R-Seal. The maple is stained with 4 layers of GF amber stain. The drawer is 3/4 maple and 1/4 maple for the bottom. The drawer is on traditional wood runners. I made a jig from Fine Woodworking for the tapered legs. By the way, I purchased the DVD of all the Fine Woodworking Magazines on sale for $99. Man, what a deal! I have used many ideas from the DVD already. Well worth the $ in my opinion.





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Dale

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#1 posted 04-23-2013 04:02 PM

Thats a very attractive table and nice build.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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Woodbridge

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#2 posted 04-23-2013 05:07 PM

Great looking table. I like the bird eye maple drawer, it adds a nice touch. I agree the FWW back issues DVD is a great resource.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 04-23-2013 05:11 PM

This is certainly a beautiful table. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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

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#4 posted 04-25-2013 03:41 AM

I love this style and it fits the decor of the room perfectly! Excellent work.

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#5 posted 04-25-2013 04:50 PM

Elegant and classy table! Like the beautiful wood choice and the joints. Great job!

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#6 posted 04-29-2013 12:46 AM

Great selection of wood and finish! Beautiful table.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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