Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Federal Style Table #2

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    SE Michigan
    Posts
    1,632

    Federal Style Table #2

    My second attempt at a Federal Style table. Was a fun project, with a number of first-time-for-me details, including curved stringing, banding around the aprons, cuffs at the bottom of the legs, and cockbeading.

    188C703D-9C35-4C53-B403-9C68FDFBBB10.jpg B4B478AC-2300-4928-A407-DAE6CC591F2D.jpg AB7C6FEE-AE70-48C0-947B-86D2437D2504.jpg
    Last edited by Phil Mueller; 11-07-2018 at 9:04 AM.

  2. #2
    That is unusual in that the stringing on the legs doesn't have a lot of contrast to the beautiful bright color,but I think that
    type of subtlty is sometimes an indication of a piece for personal use in one's study or bed room. Love the verticality ,
    the grain direction of the top ,and the marble-like drawer. Really spectacular. I'm wondering if you have considered making one of those "work tables" (sewing tables ) which are a lot like that piece with the addition of the silk bag to
    hold the in progress garment.

  3. #3
    Stunning work!!
    Ask a woodworker to "make your bed" and he/she makes a bed.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    SE PA - Central Bucks County
    Posts
    46,571
    Outstanding work, Phil!!
    --

    The most expensive tool is the one you buy "cheaply" and often...

  5. #5
    Very nicely done.

    I like the cabinets too. :-)

  6. #6
    Very nicely done!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Leesville, SC
    Posts
    2,151
    Beautiful Table...
    Army Veteran 1968 - 1970
    NRA Lifetime Member
    I Support the Second Amendment of the US Constitution

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Dawson Creek, BC
    Posts
    864
    Beautiful and well executed.

  9. #9
    Beautiful work!
    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
    - Sir Edmund Burke

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    SE Michigan
    Posts
    1,632
    Thanks all for the nice complements. Given Iím mostly a hand tool user, with an electric router thrown in here and there, it took a lot of time, redos, and fixes...but loved every minute of the process. Well, maybe not every minute!

    Yes, Mel, itís for personal use. I like federal style, but just donít feel the love for the high contrast holly stringing on traditional pieces (blaspheme!). I did try maple...hoping it would be a soft white rather than stark white. Unfortunately, the mahogany I used isnít the dark brown I was hoping for and the maple blended in almost to the point of being unseen (the picture actually makes the wood look a bit darker than it actually is). So I switched to walnut. LOML likes the more subtle look...so all is good in the household. It has even been approved for a spot in the living room.

    And Robert, I wish I could take credit for the cabinet work. It was part of a 2005 kitchen remodel and the cherry has aged/warmed to a beautiful color.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Clarks Summit PA
    Posts
    252
    Phil, beautiful table! I know who to ask about tips on fancying up my end tables!

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    SE Michigan
    Posts
    1,632
    Thanks, Mark, anytime. But your work on that tall clock was spectacular...not sure I can add much!

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    N.E, Ohio
    Posts
    2,659
    Beautiful. Well done. I like the use of the grain on the drawer front.
    George

    Making sawdust regularly, occasionally a project is completed.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •