My Greene and Greene inspired dining table

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Project by Barry Crowe posted 06-13-2013 06:30 PM 1801 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good Day, This is a Greene and Greene inspired dining table that I built from Manitoba Ash. Bur oak and ash is so plentiful around here that much of it wood is either used for firewood or sometimes sent to the land fill. I attempted to make a table that was both rustic and graceful. This is the first table of what I hope will be a standard production item in my one man shop. I think that the next table will be more “perfect”, in that I will use only clear lumber with nice straight and tight grain. Making a table rustic is much harder than doing it with select wood – the time to fill knot holes and sand out tear out from planning interesting grain is too much work. So, I hope you fine Lumber Jocks and anyone else can be part of my focus group to help me determine if the table is both graceful and rustic and do think it would sell. Thank you for your time and I do appreciate any feed back.

-- Supercrowe

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#1 posted 06-13-2013 06:38 PM

I forgot to mention that the up swirls are walnut on the aprons. The square pegs and the accents on the table top corners are ebony. Also, I sanded the whole thing down, (just a light scuffing) and applied a finish that is between satin a and semi-gloss. The high gloss, does not add anything to the look – I think. The finish is several coats (maybe 10) of brushed and wiped on poly urethane, with sanding between each coat.

-- Supercrowe

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#2 posted 06-13-2013 06:42 PM

Very nice. And practical. I like it.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#3 posted 06-13-2013 08:12 PM

Well done, I like too

-- Vince

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#4 posted 06-14-2013 02:47 AM

Great looking Greene & Greene table! I haven’t seen one made out of this wood before, but your’s looks great!

As for if it would sell, you may want to post this question in one of the forums. Anything will sell, for the right price. You have to determine if your’s will sell for the price you want. If not, what can you make that will sell?

Anyway, good luck, and keep up the good work!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#5 posted 06-15-2013 05:52 PM

I think the design is fine but do use better grade of wood if you’re going to go to all this effort, at least on the under structure. Save the wild grain for the top; that will make it “rustic” enough. Perhaps lip the top with straight grain on the long edges so there is less contrast on the side view. As mentioned, you would also benefit from an even satin finish, perhaps oil based instead of a film type.

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#6 posted 06-15-2013 08:36 PM

I wholeheartedly agree. What was I thinking!!


-- Supercrowe

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