Barnsley Reproduction Build #1: Starting

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Blog entry by stevo_wis posted 11-05-2014 12:51 AM 1750 reads 3 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Fine Woodworking Magazine published an article many years ago of a table that Sydney Barnsley built in the 1920’s.
The table is now in a museum in Cheltenham England. The article had original drawings that I redrew in Sketchup.
I traveled to England last year to see the original and I have just procured some old white oak barn beams that I am going to use for the undercarriage. The table fascinates me and will require a lot of hand work and chip carving.
It may take a while, but I will try and keep posting regularly. Barnsley did some incredible work and was responsible for much of the arts and crafts style of furniture. If you get a chance to go to England, don’t miss Cheltenham.

-- Stevo

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#1 posted 11-26-2014 10:31 PM

Very cool.

I love this piece. I have been on two different arts and crafts odysseys in England/Scotland. I went to that Cheltenham museum and to Rodmartin manor to see Barnsley furniture. Looking forward to the build.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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