Biedermeier/30's Dining Room Table #1: - Shaping and veneering

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Blog entry by Patricelejeune posted 05-05-2014 05:30 PM 2192 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We have been hired to make a dining room table from a 30’s model and slide it on the Biedermeier side.

This is not our usual traditional furniture making but it is also a nice change in the usual styles we work on.

We started with a simple design to show the overall idea

Brick laid apron in pine for a light top

Poplar “plaque to glue under the top. it will host a metal plate to bolt the lower part to the top

The base is made out of beech, for an heavy base. And like usual we work only with hide glue or the Liquid Hide Glue Old Brown Glue.

A little look at the general aspect. The columns are turned in soft maple. I have already done my mahogany sunburst for the base at that point

Final shaping of the base

We always tooth our surfaces when we veneer to maximize the adherence of the glue

I stupidly did not take a picture of the actual glueing of the edges but I used one of those movers belts.

Toothing the faces before glueing

Up to today I have the straight aprons for the leaves and all the base surfaces veneered.

Patrick is going to veneer columns using his techniques described in his article “Master Class: Low-tech method for veneer columns” you can find here

Thank you for following and see you in the next episode.

-- Patrice lejeune

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#1 posted 05-05-2014 07:35 PM

Very interesting design Patrice. I know it is in good hands.
Looking very good so far.
I have discussed that method of veneering columns with Patrick. It’s pretty ingenious.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 05-05-2014 08:04 PM

Yes it is ingenious and fairly simple.

-- Patrice lejeune

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#3 posted 05-06-2014 12:23 AM

Its always nice to see what you guys are up to. That was a lot of OBG in that photo, I’m running low so make sure you save a bottle or two :)

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#4 posted 05-06-2014 02:33 AM

I read the article on column veneering, although I will more than likely never do any veneered columns I found it very interesting I have been using hide glue mostly for the last six months it took a few times to get accustomed to it but I like it more and more each time and look forward to using it. Can’t wait to see the outcome.

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#5 posted 05-06-2014 06:07 AM

Even if you consider this to be a “simple design”, it is quite an interesting and challenging project. I am enjoying viewing your work and I’m greatful that you are sharing your expertise.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#6 posted 05-06-2014 04:23 PM

Do not worry about our stock, when orders come in from Rockler and or Lee Valley, it looks like that!

-- Patrice lejeune

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#7 posted 05-06-2014 04:25 PM

You are right Hide glue has amazing properties, it is just a little bit different but once you get the hang of it, especially the HHG, you are hooked. In fact as this glue was here way before, it’s the plastic glues that are different!!!

-- Patrice lejeune

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#8 posted 05-06-2014 04:25 PM

Sorry, I ment simple drawing, just a sketch, the design is not very complicated but still offers challenges for sure.

-- Patrice lejeune

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#9 posted 05-20-2014 09:31 PM

Thanks for keeping us in the loop Patrice, always nice to see what you guys are working on! Looks like this is going to be another great project!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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