Federal Game Table

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Project by bbrown posted 12-17-2017 03:31 PM 1970 views 4 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a Federal period (ca. 1810 or thereabouts) game table I just completed. Basic side table with my own design elements, including the veneer, inlay, and the folding leaves. There’s a slide show on my website showing the steps involved, if anyone is interested…. Click on the game table image at the bottom of the home page to go another page with more info and the slide show. This link might work (not sure)...

Here are some of the features…..

Folding leaves with knife hinges
Continuous wrap-around cross bandings of Curly maple & Macassar Ebony
Hand-made inlay
4-way book matched burl walnut leaves
Holly stringing on legs and case
Cuff banded, ebonized feet
Cock-beaded drawer with walnut burl front
​Felt lined drawer
Sheraton pulls

Thanks for looking.
Hope it’s a blessed Advent and Christmas season for everyone.
I know this can also be a tough time for many of us,


-- Traditional Woodworking & Carving classes at my shop in Coastal Maine:

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#1 posted 12-17-2017 03:32 PM

Beautiful craftsmanship!

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#2 posted 12-17-2017 03:36 PM

Very nice work. The veneers are show stoppers!

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

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#3 posted 12-17-2017 04:41 PM

Great work, that’s a beautiful table.

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#4 posted 12-17-2017 07:03 PM

Stunning work!

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#5 posted 12-17-2017 07:41 PM

Wow! This is an outstanding game table and displays a lot of nice details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 12-17-2017 09:22 PM

wow is right

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#7 posted 12-17-2017 10:36 PM


Your table is stunning!


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#8 posted 12-17-2017 11:04 PM

A very elegant piece of work,

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#9 posted 12-18-2017 02:12 AM

You set the bar higher for all of us, your work is incredible

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#10 posted 12-18-2017 05:20 AM

Nice design work. Congratulations!

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#11 posted 12-18-2017 12:30 PM

Just…woah. Really, I’m speechless looking at this, which I think is an appropriate response to such a work of art.

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#12 posted 12-18-2017 01:03 PM

Beautiful Game Table!!!

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#13 posted 12-18-2017 01:17 PM

Your table looks very rich, I like the different Techniques used for all of your veneer work! Great Job!

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#14 posted 12-18-2017 03:33 PM

That is some beautiful work. Thanks for sharing that

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#15 posted 12-18-2017 06:23 PM

Thanks so much to everyone for the kind comments.

Merry Christmas to all….


-- Traditional Woodworking & Carving classes at my shop in Coastal Maine:

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