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Project by AandCstyle posted 02-04-2017 11:57 PM 2069 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are my renditions of Stickley octagonal tables. I thought the octagons might be difficult to make and have the sides all be equal, but I found an on-line calculator that made the lay out a snap. I made a template by cutting a square, drew the cut lines where required, cut the 4 sides on the TS, then cut the corners on the BS. A bit of sanding and the tops were under control. The legs were pretty straight forward, but the feet had more sanding surfaces than I would have liked. The finish is a Jeff Jewitt creation using TT dye, GF oil based sealer, gel stain and poly. The goal was to match the sofa and lamps in the final pic and it worked. We are really happy with the results and, now, I can get back to my shutter project. {groan}

Thanks for looking and any questions or comments.

-- Art

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#1 posted 02-05-2017 12:02 AM

Very nice … I’m sure Gustav is smiling down at you. Beautiful material!

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#2 posted 02-05-2017 12:10 AM

Hi Art. Very nice job on the tables. Very sharp, but I really like that living room pic. Your tables compliment the other pieces to the letter. Well done.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 02-05-2017 12:42 AM

Ron, thank you. Both tops were made from one board which was about 13.5” by 8’ that I had been saving for a few years until the right project came along. :)

Thanks, Mark, these replaced one of my earliest projects that were made with flat sawn red oak and stained a light color. They are a huge improvement in craftsmanship, design, finish and suitability. The old ones may be seen here if you scroll down a bit.

-- Art

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#4 posted 02-05-2017 12:53 AM

Very nice build. They look great and they compliment the sofa and lamps beautifully.

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#5 posted 02-05-2017 02:32 AM

I like, very nice!
I have a request for that original aged color finish, just might have to type that formula.

-- Doug...

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#6 posted 02-05-2017 08:55 AM

It was not until I saw it in context that I appreciated the work. Really lovely with the couch. Very nice work.

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#7 posted 02-05-2017 12:26 PM

You should be proud of those 2 pieces and the entire grouping. Like Zsa Zsa said; “They look fabulous darling!”

One question on the settle you made, where did you have the cushions made?

Great work as always


-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#8 posted 02-05-2017 12:27 PM

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#9 posted 02-05-2017 12:52 PM

My thanks to everyone for the compliments. This was a really easy project so a beginner would be able to do as well.

Doug, I used the “Oak Park” version of Sample 3 found here. The one caveat I have is with using the Arm R Seal- it likes to show streaks when you wipe it on. DAMHIKT. Search for the issue and you will find some suggestions to avoid it.

Steve, we bought the fabric from a Stickley retailer in Grapevine, TX and had the cushions made by a local upholsterer. This= is as close as I could come on so you may need to go to a store that has samples of all their fabrics-maybe in the hundreds range. Our upholsterer was very careful to ensure the pattern matched on adjacent cushions which I find aesthetically pleasing. IHTH

-- Art

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#10 posted 02-05-2017 01:37 PM

Art, these are very nice and you have done a fine job on them.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 02-05-2017 02:50 PM

Beautiful as always Art, every aspect!

That top had me staring for a while trying to find the seams, you are a master of matching. It almost looks like you added a cross board (at 3 o’clock), but that still doesn’t quite explain it. I then read about your extra wide stash of WO. Makes me wonder what other treasures you’ll spring on us 8^)

It’s good to hear you gripe about sanding. It tells me you are not a machine 8^)

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#12 posted 02-05-2017 05:39 PM

Hey Art,

I’ve been seriously looking forward to your next Project for a long time. These were worth the wait! If this is what you crank out as a “break” between shutters, then you should take more breaks. Love me a nice tabouret table, and you’re right, this is a great kind of project for beginners to take their furniture building up a notch. I did a similar project years ago, which was the first step in making a whole house full of furniture.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#13 posted 02-05-2017 08:01 PM

Lovely, wonderful work. You always come through.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#14 posted 02-05-2017 11:52 PM

Thanks to all, again.

Splinter, my stash is just about depleted. I have some bubinga cut offs, 1 stick of ebony and a nice 8/4 jatoba plank. Someday, the right project will come along. :) Maybe I need to make a trip to a candy store, hmm! Yes, the shutters are beginning to feel like work…....

Captain, I looked at your octagonal taboret and the craftsmanship is outstanding. You should post more of your completed projects.

-- Art

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#15 posted 04-15-2017 09:34 PM

Indeed was more to see..very interesting!

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,you must polish it to shine.....

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