What I did on my summer vacation.......

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Project by Hopdevil posted 345 days ago 1850 views 16 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These pictures are of a table I made this summer while attending a 6 day Advanced Joinery class at the Lohr School of Woodworking near Pottstown, PA.

The class was outstanding. There were 8 students and 3 instructors and they did a great job. Highly recommend it!
The table is made of walnut and cherry. The finish is boiled linseed oil then 6 coats of Waterlox original and polished with Rottenstone.

The table has some of the features of the style of Green and Green, a pair of architects from California in the early 1900’s. For more information I recommend you Google them and specifically the Gamble House in Pasadena. You will not be disappointed!

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#1 posted 345 days ago

nice looking table

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#2 posted 345 days ago

Great looking table, and last picture with the chair shows a great looking and unusual chair! Very nice use of G&G elements and evolution of those elements. How about posting the chair as another project with more pictures and more details?

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 345 days ago

Thanks John and David. The chair is posted already in my projects. Let me know if you need moe information.

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#4 posted 345 days ago

These look great! I love the Adirondack chair!!

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#5 posted 345 days ago

Excellent execution. Very well done.

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#6 posted 345 days ago

Great job, love the contrast in the woods and the craftsmanship

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#7 posted 345 days ago

Excellent work

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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#8 posted 345 days ago

I saw what you did on your summer vacation, and I like it!

-- Regards Robert

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#9 posted 345 days ago

Great tribute to G&G with your own touches. I’m fortunate enough to live close to the Gamble house and have visitied it 4 times already. I did the VIP tour last time. The host at one point repied I could given the tour with how much I have read about them. I bought Darrell Pearts book about G&G and loved it.

Great work on both of yours…..

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

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#10 posted 344 days ago

LOVE the table and chair. G&G and arts and crafts in general are my favorite style. I have heard of rottenstone but am not familiar with how it is used. Can you share some insights?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#11 posted 344 days ago

Outstanding workmanship and attention to detail!

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#12 posted 344 days ago

I agree with all of the above, very nicely done.

I have had the chance to go to the Gamble house and this work would be right at home there.

-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.

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#13 posted 344 days ago

love the details – great job

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#14 posted 344 days ago

The first day of my summer vacation, I woke up. Then, I went downtown to look for a job. (maybe I’m the only one that knows that old humor, lol) The table is very nice. I love the contrast in the woods. Great job.

-- Marty,

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#15 posted 344 days ago

It’s the chair that really caught my attention. The table is wonderfully done, but there aren’t many “Greene and Greene” Adirondack chairs that I’ve ever seen. It is a really beautiful piece and very well executed. Wish there were more pics of the chair.

-- Phil, North Carolina

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