|Project by Paul M||posted 09-15-2008 02:04 AM||1926 views||5 times favorited||3 comments|
This is two versions of the same theme.
Having seen several pictures of the small Limbert table and then seeing the plans in “Popular Woodworking’s book “Arts & Crafts Furniture Projects”, and I think seeing one as a child at a lakeside cottage, I was intrigued. First from pictures and memory this seemed like a interesting project, but the 3D drawing in the book looked like something designed for “Ikea”, maybe in the close out section- Dull and Boring.
What would seem to make or break this was the wood and grain pattern. One other thing that ran counter to my personal taste was the use of a rectangular bottom shelf and round tops shelve.
No 1 To try and keep things, to my taste, I lopped of the table to sort of mimic the other shelf. This one was made of Oak.
No. 2 -My wife liked the size and asked me to make another out of Poplar and use the red stain that I have used on the kitchen cabinets. This is shown in the second picture and also shows the top changed to a square with rounded corners. This makes the top area larger.
I like this version better than the original, even though the legs are not in the best position for maximum stability. Sort of gives a double pyramid with one pointing up and the other down.
Number 3, is the third version using the standard round top and a ”self made” pumpkin stain on Poplar, then a tinted shellac. This one has a added change of flairing out the legs at the bottom(1/4”) to give a little more shape and lightness to the design.
I think this third version, with the right grained oak, could be stunning
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