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Bow-Front Hall Table: Final Delivery

Posted on February 26th, by Andy Brownell in Projects. 1 Comment


I wrapped up my latest commissioned project this weekend and delivered it on Sunday. I only am able to squeeze in a few paid jobs like this a year, and every time I deliver the final product, I’m always anxious to see the client’s reaction. Needless to say, much like I was, they were pleased with the final results. Admittedly, I was a little sad to see this one go. I even ran my hand across the curved surfaces one last time on the way out. 😉

This bow-front hall table was a unique build on a number of levels. The client’s design challenged me by employing a bent-lamination for the front rail. The legs had a more complex, curved taper. And the entire piece was built from a single 16′ board of African Sapele – although that project (resawing a 13″ wide board) was accomplished by my friends over at Midwest Woodworking.

This project has given me the confidence to take on new methods in woodworking. Breaking into bent laminations will offer me a much wider array of design and fabrication options, giving me something outside of 90 degree joinery.

Here are some of the final pictures I took of the project.





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