Jan 132021
 

Dinning Room Extension Tables.

Second  only  to  hall  tables,  the  dinning  room  table  is  easily  the  most  popular  item  of  furniture  I  make.

Below  are  examples  of  three  of  my   extension  tables  as  they   have  had  resurgence  in  the  last  few  years.

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A  nice  smaller  Eastern  Mahogany  extension  with  very  heavily  tapered  legs.

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A  Messmate  extension  table  with  10  of  my  hand  made  chairs  to  match

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Red Gum burl and African Walnut breakfast table

 

  

 

Red Gum Burl and Blackbean hall table.

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THE ODDS AND ENDS AND BITS AND PIECES PAGE

Not only do i make Tables, Chairs and Cabinets, but a range of odds and ends like-

Carvings, Boxes, Wine Racks, Chopping Boards and sometimes Toys 🙂

 

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A Jarrah base for a clinker to sit in to be used as a dinning room table

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 TV AND AUDIO CABINETS

The first is the contemporary looking and popular than ever 3-way miter cabinet using  the FESTOOL DOMINO (or other common names, Parson Joint or Chinese counter top joint.)

All the framing is solid Sassafras, with the top, drawer fronts and all panels, hand cut veneered Blackheart Sassafras (over Marine ply)

Also note the bottom and two center rails have birds beak joins to visually tie in with the mitered leg/top rails. And just to finish it off, some nice simple Blackwood home made handles.

This is another variation. An open style, with concealed top drawer pulls for that sleek uncluttered look, that goes best with wild wood and veneers.

Note, both these Sassafras cabinets can be made with 100% solid timber and/or combined solid and veneered timbers of your choice.

Next is the simply styled River Red Gum cabinet, suited to most decors.

The main points with this design, are the outer measurements of the TV casing are the exact same as the outside measurements of the legs of the cabinet, this makes the TV and cabinet merge into one,  like it belongs to it, not just  placed on top with no thought to the aesthetics of the design.

The overhang of the top is also a little larger than usual, giving it a nice visual appeal as it takes away the boxy look of the unit.

The other feature is handmade angle iron brackets, bolted flush the to back of the cabinet. The TV is then placed directly on the back of the cabinet top, and then screwed to the brackets. Apart from being very strong, the main reason is to dispose of the unsightly plastic bases that most use. This method of mine not only makes the whole unit look sleek and unique, but if you are going to have quality timber, then why cover it up.

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Three Chairs

Veneered Torsion box chair (featured in issue 26 Australian Wood Review) 

(THE ABOVE CONOID CHAIR CONSTRUCTION DETAIL

IS SHOWN IN “TIPS & WIPs IN THE NAVIGATION MENU)

 

Eastern Mahogany demonstration chair showing construction methods using the FESTOOL DOMINO Joining machine used in my chair making classes 

 

More Extension Tables –

This  shows  the  top  the  Coffee  Table  tops  taken  off,  and  added  each  end  to  the  main  table.

What  is  not  shown  in  this photo  below,  is  the  sacrificial  ply  top  (used  with  a  tablecloth  over  it  if  needed)  on  the  Coffee  Table  frame.

 

 

 

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