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

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Project by Hopdevil posted 09-10-2013 10:48 PM 2169 views 18 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!

-- Buzz ---- Fare Thee Well!

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#1 posted 09-10-2013 11:08 PM

nice looking table

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#2 posted 09-10-2013 11:20 PM

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 09-10-2013 11:26 PM

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

-- Buzz ---- Fare Thee Well!

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#4 posted 09-11-2013 01:22 AM

These look great! I love the Adirondack chair!!

-- Logan

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#5 posted 09-11-2013 01:28 AM

Excellent execution. Very well done.

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#6 posted 09-11-2013 02:18 AM

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

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 09-11-2013 04:12 AM

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 09-11-2013 08:18 AM

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

-- Regards Robert

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#9 posted 09-11-2013 08:30 AM

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 09-11-2013 11:00 AM

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 09-11-2013 03:04 PM

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 09-11-2013 03:37 PM

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 09-11-2013 03:50 PM

love the details – great job

-- Greg Simon

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#14 posted 09-11-2013 04:03 PM

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, Ohio

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#15 posted 09-11-2013 05:00 PM

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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