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This is one of my favorite tea tables to make. The one in the picture is in extremely curly cherry. It has a one piece solid top and the entire table is made from wood from the same log set. The legs are very delicate but still beefy enough to stand up to a hard afternoon tea. The color is achieved with a water based analine dye. The final finish is a tung oil and varnish mix.

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Chuck,

Stunning! A most excelent period piece, very nice workmanship. Thanks for sharing it!. I too love period furniture construction.

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Chuck,

This is another beautiful table. To tell the truth I like this better than the other two posts. But that could be because I am biased toward cherry.

Very nice.

Thanks for the post.
 

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Nice slender legs!
 

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Great work Chuck!

Love the legs

Thanks for the post

Callum
 

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Very nice table. When you say it will stand up to a "hard afternoon tea," are you talking about a full-contact tea or a really intense tea?
 

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gorgeous
love those side leafs
 

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As in tea with my six year old tea, or tea with my mother-in-law tea? Which of those are a hard tea?

Lovely tea tables.

Whiskey.
 

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Russel, See Whiskey's post for the definition of a "hard afternoon tea".

Whiskey, Tea with a six year old can be hard on a piece of furniture but tea with the mother-in-law…

Scott, I'm partial to cherry too especially when it's extremely figured like this stuff.

Ralph, You card table isn't anything to sneeze at either. Great job!

Everyone's comments are so gracious and greatly appreciated. Thank you all.
 

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that is a very nice piece. nice finish and i think that the small legs add a lot of grace to the piece. i wish i could remember where but I've seen something on this piece before. they were widespread until the Boston Tea Party and then the popularity went down in MA. not sure it that is right or not but i think i remember hearing it. thanks for the post!
 

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Denis, thankfully this one is from Connecticut :)

All things "tea" lost their luster here after The Tea Party. It's why we Americans are so hooked on coffee. The original of this piece would be pre-revolution. Great little bit of historical insite.
 

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I think tea tables are gorgeous!! Chuck, yours is perfect!!
 

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I love this table Chuck! Nice work. The legs are just beautiful. I particularly like the curve at the ankle. Well done. I'm going to have to add this one to the list. Maybe there'll be a Tea Table class in my future.
 
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