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Project by Furnitude posted 03-06-2014 09:25 PM 2419 views 42 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of a table designed in 1901 by Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott, one of the forerunners of the Arts and Crafts movement in England. My table is made of walnut. The original was quarter sawn white oak. The legs are splayed, hexagonal and tapered. I saw the original at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. For more info, see my blog post: http://furnitude.blogspot.com/2011/05/moma-table.html The table appears in the current (Spring 2014) issue of Arts and Crafts Homes magazine.

-- Mitch, http://furnitude.blogspot.com Also blog at http://www.craftsy.com/blog/author/mitch-roberson/





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#1 posted 03-06-2014 10:02 PM

I love this piece. It’s simple and I like the clean and elegant lines.

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#2 posted 03-06-2014 10:05 PM

Thanks.

My apologies but i’m having trouble with the photos. Can you see them?

-- Mitch, http://furnitude.blogspot.com Also blog at http://www.craftsy.com/blog/author/mitch-roberson/

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#3 posted 03-06-2014 11:03 PM

I can see the photos and the elegance of the piece. Nicely done. Amazing, really.

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#4 posted 03-06-2014 11:40 PM

Nicely done.
Love the sweep of the leg stretchers.
Nice grain selection too.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 03-07-2014 01:09 AM

didnt Shopnotes have this a few months ago.
YOURS IS BEAUTIFUL!

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#6 posted 03-07-2014 02:08 AM

Beautiful piece.

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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#7 posted 03-07-2014 02:53 AM

Great piece Mitch. Beautiful!

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

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#8 posted 03-07-2014 03:30 AM

Thanks. Pretty sure Shopnotes didn’t have it.

-- Mitch, http://furnitude.blogspot.com Also blog at http://www.craftsy.com/blog/author/mitch-roberson/

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#9 posted 03-07-2014 03:48 AM

Simple and elegant. Exactly the sort of thing I try to fill my home with. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

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#10 posted 03-07-2014 05:11 AM

Found it!! Wood Magazine October 2013 Issue 221.
yours is a very very nice example.
In fact in my brothers shop there is one started in Cherry. Legs and stretches are complete. All it needs is a top.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#11 posted 03-07-2014 05:46 AM

Looks great!

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#12 posted 03-07-2014 06:09 AM

Oh I like that!

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#13 posted 03-07-2014 09:53 AM

very nice..I too saw a table much like this just awhile ago. I can see why you made it. I’m sure the legs & rails were a challenge. angled mortises, or tenons give me fits sometimes

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#14 posted 03-07-2014 02:35 PM

Wow, nice work! Creates an optical illusion with the stretchers.

-- Mike from Buffalo "A man spends the first half of his life learning habits that shorten the other half of his life."

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#15 posted 03-07-2014 02:35 PM

Jumbojack, thanks for pointing me to that one. I’m glad I stayed in keeping with the original for its tapered, hexagonal legs and dramatic splay. Those features make the piece for me.

-- Mitch, http://furnitude.blogspot.com Also blog at http://www.craftsy.com/blog/author/mitch-roberson/

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