Three Leg "Candlestand" table

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Project by Caleb James posted 01-01-2013 06:25 PM 2483 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a three legged candle stand windsor style table made in genuine mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla). I think genuine mahogany is the finest carving wood making its hand turned profiles crisp, strong, and clean. Construction features through, tapered, wedged, mortise, and tenon construction. The finish is a multi step traditional process that makes this prized wood look brilliant.

If anyone wants a turning pattern and construction details for this I would be happy to share though I do need to put them in a PDF file so it could take a bit. :)

I got a question about this so here is a blog post about the drilling of the stretchers.


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#1 posted 01-01-2013 06:33 PM

Wonderful table Love the design a classic build.


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#2 posted 01-01-2013 06:45 PM


I know you must be the most dedicated LJ out there. Thanks for the positive comments.


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#3 posted 01-01-2013 06:59 PM

Outstanding design
It has such great classic lines


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#4 posted 01-01-2013 08:05 PM

Beautiful and crisp detailing on the legs.

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#5 posted 01-01-2013 09:43 PM

Thanks fellas,

the design resembles what I saw in a book on windsor furniture by John Kassay. I just went from memory since I didn’t have the book but I am sure it was a somewhat common designed piece.

The mahogany works really well for turning long thin pieces like this. It would be more challenging in other woods. Mahogany is nice and stiff with the added advantage that it is diffuse porous and cuts easily. Holds detail so well.


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#6 posted 01-02-2013 02:03 AM

Very nice, a beautiful piece of woodworking.

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