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I had some requests for a few more of these type of tables so off to work I went….

I made a previous version that can be seen in my projects page, these tables have a few changes but otherwise are identical.

What makes these tables "chair side" in my opinion is they are tall enough (24") to place the top even with the top of a typical chair arm and the shelf allows for a place to stash magazines.
Overall dimensions are 24"h x 22"l x 16"w.

Material is quarter sawn white oak which I resawed for the frame panels (1/4" thick). Construction is M&T
with hidden wood expansion gaps for the inevitable dimensional changes with humidity.

The legs are poplar cores wrapped by 1/8" thick veneers to keep a QS surface exposed on all sides


The top is my basic rendition of the G&G breadboard end and splines. I used the William Ng style jig and 1/4" straight router bit to cut the slots and my own version of his jig for shaping the splines. Not wanting to spend the money for the Ng fingernail bit with a top bearing (since I already have one without the bearing). I just removed the bearing and collar from a 1/2" shaft flush trim bit and placed it on my fingernail bit. Problem solved!



The door handle is a copper rod with ipe caps. Not exactly a complementing style for the rest of table, but I had neglected to widen the door style enough to use a typical A&C door pull (my bad 8^)


The finish is Mohawk Matte precat lacquer. I really like this stuff, sprays really well and is cheaper than poly while providing a hard surface.

Q&C welcome, thanks for looking!

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These are gorgeous!
Congratulations on a job well done.
 

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Beautiful result and great work. G&G is one of my favorite styles and these are an excellent representation of it.
 

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Nice looking tables, Bruce!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim
 

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WOW! These are BEAUTIFUL, and I don't even have a caps lock on my iPad. Amazing design and craftsmanship. Floored I am. Just really great!
 

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Like everyone else has said. Spectacular, awesome, beautiful, gorgeous, and yes even nice looking!!
 

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These are fantastic. Did you use ebony for the splines and plugs or a substitute?
 

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Jim, Jerry, Scott, Gary, thanks a bunch guys 8^)

Jamsomito, I used Gaboon ebony but imagine sone day I'll have to try dyed maple or other substitute when I run out.
 

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just gorgeous,i love the g&g touches one of my favorite styles.nice job on how you wrapped the legs to maintain the grain.great job.
 

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WOW! These are BEAUTIFUL, and I don't even have a caps lock on my iPad.
- Jerry
Double tap the shift key :^)
 

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saving this one for future reference…

Very nicely done
 

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Splint, these are very tasty and the execution is exceptional. Where did you get that great looking qswo in NM?
 

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Wow - thanks for sharing all the background and details (like that wrapped leg…need to store that in mind for a future project perhaps!). Great looking tables!!
 

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Beautiful work. It is like G&G day today with all the great posts. Well done on this set.
 

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Awesome look, Usually trying to get a table to have a nice place for a pile of magazines is ugly, or it still has the pile in plain view. This has a nice shelf for do dads, or that single copy you are actively reading leaving a clean uncluttered top with a G&G look that fits in with a lot of styles.

Plus Quadralinear legs just kick buttocks.

Really nice work, thanks for posting, and Congrats on the 3.
 

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I likey! nice with the breadboard ends.
 

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Thanks again people! I appreciate the support 8^)

Splint, these are very tasty and the execution is exceptional. Where did you get that great looking qswo in NM?

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Funny you should ask.

I was out camping a few months back when a grizzled prospector wandered up to my fire one evening.


He asked if he could sit a spell and warm his bones, I said I'd love the company so he tied up his mule and parked himself upwind from the smoke.



We talked about different things until the conversation naturally drifted to the Japanese/Chinese influences on Greene & Greene cloud lift designs. I brought up how I'd liked top work more with quarter sawn white oak, but obtaining such in this area was next to impossible. Suddenly his eyes narrowed and he spat out "that darn white oak reaper!".

I was initially taken aback but then he said "let me tell you what happened".

"Years ago, I was minding my own business tending to my mining claim when this rather affable stranger ambled up to my digs. He had mission oak stained fingers and a strange tinge of water based lacquer filled the air. He seemed edgy, eyes darting nervously about, he asked if I knew of any white oaks growing in the area. I just shook my head and told him that the last of them were being used in my mine as support timbers. I figured the stranger was from around these parts since he could pronounce "Tajique" but something was amiss.
He asked if he could have all my timbers and that was when I stomped my foot down and shouted NO!. I can't let any ol' stranger take away my oak!. The feller then scurried off in a huff, but seemed to lurk behind some rocks, dude gave me the creeps!".



His story seemed somehow familliar, I asked of he could do a sketch of the man. He pulled out a tattered copy of "Hop on Pop" and tore a blank page from the back. With a coal dragged from the fire, he produce this rough sketch.



I just shrugged not knowing what was eating at the back of my mind and my new acquaintance spent the next hour staring at the cover of his book, giggling like crazy loon.

It wasn't until the next day that I snapped to what was bugging me, mail order lumber!

Later that week, I ordered a few hundred bf. of QSWO, both 4/4 and 5/4 from CR Muterspaw Lumber in Ohio. Cheaper to have QSWO delivered to my door from Ohio then to buy plain sawn WO locally.
 

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Beautiful job on the chair tables, Splinterman…...Out standing craftsmanship…..I would proud to own a pair of these if I were a customer…..!!! Good story, too…..!!
 
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