Period Tea Table

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Project by KPW posted 01-24-2012 12:12 AM 2227 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built a pair of these. I’m hoping to sell them to pay for some of my shop equipment. It will make my wife very happy!

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.

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#1 posted 01-24-2012 12:22 AM

Did you turn the legs? Nice tables, nice work.

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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#2 posted 01-24-2012 01:03 AM

How about sharing some details about your fine tables with us ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 01-24-2012 01:41 AM

I love period pieces and that one is spot-on

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 01-24-2012 03:12 AM

Very nice work, thanks for posting.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#5 posted 01-24-2012 03:22 AM

Beautiful tea table.

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#6 posted 01-24-2012 03:57 AM

You have built some very nice tables. I like the legs. What type of wood did you use?

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 01-24-2012 04:19 AM

That’s a beautiful table . so will done.


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#8 posted 01-24-2012 04:12 PM

Thanks so much to all! Yes Jen I did turn the legs. They are turned with a method called converging axis. I learned it from a book by Norman Vandall. The wood is figured soft maple. I get it from a lumber supply Maine Coast Lumber right up the street. They let me go through the bins and I can usually find some decent figured. I bring my block plane to check the rough sawn. What a bargain $2.15 a bf. Mortise and tenon joinery,hand planed tops then hand scraped. The finish is General water dye Vintage Cherry,then 4 coats of rubbing varnish Minwax Antique Oil Finish. About 100 hours for 2 tables. Guess I won’t get rich doing this. Hope to get $600 for the pair. Thanks again everyone for all the nice comments. I’m humbled.

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 04-23-2012 11:07 PM

Hi Ken;

Great job on these.

It’s pretty tough to get rich doing this kind of work. Believe me, I know.


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#10 posted 04-24-2012 01:42 PM

I get more pleasure out of building this stuff.

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.

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#11 posted 01-13-2017 03:34 PM

100 hours?

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