Arts and Crafts Lamp Table

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Project by Canexican posted 03-11-2010 04:04 AM 2981 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a table that I just finished this past weekend. This was my first attempt at creating a piece of furniture in the Arts and Crafts style. I really enjoyed working with this type of construction, it is very precise and unforgiving with mistakes. All pinned through mortises and only 6 screws conecting the top. Great practice on using a mortiser.

The wood is white oak. The finish is a liquid dye, oil stain, amber shellac and wax. It was also the first time using this type of finish and it turned out great. The next time I build a piece like this, I want to try ammonia fuming, if I can find industrial strength ammonia.

Can anyone recommend a great reference book for furniture design related to the Arts and Crafts style?

Also does anyone know of a good source for QSWO in the southwest region? I would like to use QS for my next project.


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#1 posted 03-11-2010 04:14 AM

Great Lookin Table

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#2 posted 03-11-2010 04:38 AM

Well done. Very nice table.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#3 posted 03-11-2010 05:04 AM

very nice looken table, do a search for arts and crafts style furniture on here.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#4 posted 03-11-2010 05:30 AM

Nice finish and great looking table.
Check Amazon for others.
The Furniture of Gustav Stickley Joseph Bavaro
The Gustav Stickley Photo Archives Douglas Congdon-Martin
Stickley Brothers Furniture Larry Koon
Arts and Crafts Furniture You Can Build Andy Schultz
Mission Furniture From The Arts and Crafts Movement Paul Royka

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#5 posted 03-11-2010 05:32 AM

Super table looks cool and nice finish.


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#6 posted 03-11-2010 06:37 AM

Arts & Crafts style is one of my favorites. You did a very nice job.
Here is a good source for quarter sawn oak in your area. Not cheap but good lumber and they ship.
If you can find someone with a sawmill and a kiln you will save alot. I just bought about 400 bd. ft. of quartersawn red and quarter sawn white oak from a local guy with a sawmill and paid $3 bd ft.

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#7 posted 03-11-2010 06:09 PM

Take a look at my projects and notice the QSWO Morris chair. I fumed that and wouldn’t waste my time looking for industrial strength ammonia. Dangerous and unneeded. I got by with simple janitorial ammonia from my local Fleet and Farm. I think it was 10% ammonia and I fumed my chair for only about two and a half hours.

-- Jon --Always remember, never live your life by a motto.

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#8 posted 05-07-2010 06:33 PM

Very nice. Let me caution you to be very careful with fuming. That industrial strength ammonia is potent stuff. Please wear a very good respirator.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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