Arts and Crafts Round Table - Stickley #603 (round tabouret)

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Blog entry by John Nixon posted 12-08-2008 03:09 PM 2116 reads 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my interpretation of Gustav Stickley’s No. 603 tabouret. This little round table works great in almost any decor.

The construction of the table looks deceptively simple, but it has it’s fair share of challenges. You have to be accurate and precise in the execution of the joinery to make the through tenons and interlocking cross members fit perfect.

There is a multi-part video series for this project (Part 1 was released 12/7/08, the rest of the videos will be coming soon). In the video, I make two of these tables side by side – each with very different methods. I compare and contrast how to build an authentic version of this table versus an “imposter” table. I think you’ll enjoy seeing the choices in materials and construction that goes into each distinct method.

To see the rest of the project details (photo gallery, file downloads), visit:

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY -

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#1 posted 12-08-2008 03:19 PM

John: A great challenge. to you. It will be nice to see.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 12-08-2008 04:17 PM

Looks nice, John.

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#3 posted 12-08-2008 04:52 PM

Thanks for the very informative video John.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#4 posted 12-09-2008 07:53 AM

John -

Great video! Looking froward to the rest of the series.

By the way, I like the changes on your site. I have been a fan of Eagle Lake Woodworking for some time. Thanks for sharing your skills and projects.



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#5 posted 12-10-2008 03:37 AM

Thanks everybody!

Hey David, I appreciate the compliment on the new site. I was finally able to get my site up to date. I plan on creating a section for guys like us that are making decent videos from their home shops. You are on my short list of friends to put up on this list – ‘cause I dig the Folding Rule show!.


-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY -

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#6 posted 12-10-2008 06:55 PM

I just viewed your video and found it to be superb! Looking forward to the next in the series. Thank you for sharing. I’m sure that it involved a great deal of work.

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#7 posted 12-15-2008 01:58 AM

Hi Ken,

Thank you for the nice comment here and on my web site. I appreciate you taking the time to watch the video and post back.

I wanted to let you and everyone else know that part 2 and 3 of this video series were released this weekend. Give ‘em a look and let me know what you think.


-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY -

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