Process #2: Process: Farm Tables With David Ellison

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Blog entry by Etsy posted 02-24-2010 12:50 AM 4105 reads 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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New England is a corner of the United States rich with tradition. David Ellison, known on Etsy as lorimerantiques, and to many of his Providence, Rhode Island neighbors as The Lorimer Workshop, builds furniture steeped in such tradition. He is not only fascinated by the New England legacy, but also by how the simple styles of tables built by farmers have evolved in different regions. While his original enthusiasm for woodworking stemmed from restoring antique furniture as a hobby, David’s interest in the tradition of farm tables turned into a passion, as evident by the stunning conversation pieces below. Incorporating the history of the wood with a modern aesthetic, David’s tables organically serve as a home’s nucleus.

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#1 posted 02-24-2010 01:20 AM

Very nice, Tara, keep at it, you did well on this one too.

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#2 posted 02-24-2010 01:23 AM

Interesting. Technique is not as refined as I would have expected. Interesting how he attached table tops directly to the frame with screws.

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#3 posted 02-24-2010 03:50 AM

I like this video. Thanks!

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#4 posted 05-28-2010 05:46 PM

Thanks Robin but my colleague Eric Beug produced this video! I think he did a wonderful job documenting David Ellison and his gorgeous handcrafted tables.

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#5 posted 05-28-2010 07:03 PM

Very interesting and well done video. I do wonder how wood movement is allowed for when you screw the top down all the way around or does he want the top to crack.

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#6 posted 02-09-2013 10:27 PM

to a1Jim lag bolt holes are oversized allowing for wood movement. Basic woodworking techniques

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