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Federal Work Table V [ finishing ]

This is what the table looked like with a thin coat of shellac on the front but not the top. I did not like how orange the mahogany¬†appeared or the amount of contrast between the three woods I used. The … Continue reading

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Federal Work Table IIII [ veneering the top and assembly ]

Cutting and arranging the veneer for the top. I eventually hammered down 5 strips of end grain Butternut to form the center panel of the top. Each strip was hammered down separately but in one session. I next hammered on … Continue reading

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Federal Work Table III [ veneering the drawers and apron ]

Background Common wisdom today says that the way you do veneer is to cut out all you pieces, stick them together with veneer tape, spread the glue, stick it in the vacuum press with plain veneer on the back side … Continue reading

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Federal Work Table I [ stock prep]

1780 to 1820 is considered the Federal Period in the US. It is heavily influenced by European Neoclassicism and the work of Robert Adam, George Hepplewhite, and Thomas Sheraton. During this period a new form was developed, the ”Work Table”. … Continue reading

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