|Project by Willie Wolf||posted 12-30-2013 04:32 PM||1644 views||16 times favorited||17 comments|
This beautiful table is well proportioned, with simple elegant lines that will grace any home. It can be used as a hall table, sofa table or an entry table.
The table design is inspired by the furniture of brothers Charles and Henry Greene born around the 1860’s. The Greene brothers architectural and furniture design peaked during the years 1902-1910. It was during this period that they created some of their finest works which includes the Gamble and Blacker residences in Pasadena, California. The brothers not only designed the homes but they also designed some of the furniture and built-in features of their houses. They primarily used mahogany wood with unique joinery details in ebony.
This table was designed by William Ng of Southern California. William conducts woodworking classes and instructs students in the making this and other G & G inspired projects. Visit http://wnwoodworkingschool.com/ to find out more about his classes.
I inherited this project from a fellow woodworker who passed away shortly after taking William’s class. I completed this table at the request of his partner. My Instructables is not based on William’s construction methodologies . I am sure I would have been more efficient had I taken his class.
The footprint of this table is 12 1/2” deep and 53 5/8” long. The top overhangs on all sides and measures 16 ¼” deep and 56 5/8” long. The table includes three drawers. The best mahogany available today is from Honduras and is referred to as “genuine mahogany”. It is expensive and runs between $10-15 a board foot and can be difficult to find. African Mahogany is more readily available and is cheaper ($6-8 a board foot) but it is more difficult to work and is generally a little darker in color and is more prone to grain tear-out.
The primary construction method is mortise and tenon joinery. The top utilizes breadboard ends for stabilization.
-- Willie, Ashland, Oregon