Mackintosh Table

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Project by bondogaposis posted 07-18-2018 06:44 PM 1352 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is scaled down version of C. R. Mackintosh’s Hill House hall table. Lots of interesting twists on a table that has six legs. The construction for the most part follows the original, except I used screws and plugs to attach the stretchers to the legs. The original has through tenons, I couldn’t see making 12 through tenons just to paint them over. The base is paint grade poplar and the top is quarter sawn sycamore, love the grain.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#1 posted 07-18-2018 06:48 PM

Very nice!

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#2 posted 07-18-2018 07:18 PM

^ Yup, quite nice.

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#3 posted 07-18-2018 07:21 PM

This is a special design and project. Excellent work.

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#4 posted 07-18-2018 07:22 PM

Very, very excellent craftsmanship.

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#5 posted 07-18-2018 07:22 PM

Great job on a Macintosh table. Instantly recognizable design. The QS sycamore is a great detail for the top.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#6 posted 07-18-2018 07:28 PM

Very eye-catching.
Well done.

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#7 posted 07-18-2018 07:40 PM

Wow! This is a beautiful table. It displays a lot of nice craftsmanship.

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#8 posted 07-18-2018 08:44 PM

Very eye-catching.
Well done.

- ohwoodeye


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#9 posted 07-18-2018 09:12 PM

The black base and sycamore work nicely together. That top has wonderful character without being “noisy”.

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#10 posted 07-18-2018 10:13 PM

Beautiful contrast on a fine table Bondo!

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#11 posted 07-19-2018 01:19 AM

Interesting design. Looks great!!

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#12 posted 07-19-2018 02:16 AM

A very interesting table to start with. I agree with above, that black base plays perfectly with the top.

He seems to have used that wide thin leg a lot.:

Thanks for posting.

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#13 posted 07-19-2018 10:00 AM

Nice work!

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#14 posted 07-19-2018 06:55 PM

That is really cool! I love that. Thanks for sharing

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#15 posted 07-20-2018 10:26 PM

That’s some nice work, wow.

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