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, mainly due to the conditions of flat/apartment living.
Out of a dozen or so extensions I have made, this table is still one of my favourites
A nice smaller Eastern Mahogany extension with very heavily tapered legs.
A Messmate extension table with 10 of my hand made chairs to match
What a Great Table Top This Will Be
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 even sometimes Toys 🙂
A very groovy Jarrah base for a clinker to sit in to be used as a dinning room table
TV AND AUDIO CABINETS
The first is the contemporary looking, and now days more popular than ever 3-way miter cabinet (or other common names, Parson Joint or Chinese counter top joint.)
This particular join of mine is all solid, as apposed to the bigger popular commercial furniture outlets, whose joins are butted and doweled with parquetry style veneers, cut at 45 and glued on.
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.
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.
IS SHOWN IN “TIPS & WIPs IN THE NAVIGATION MENU)
Shown above, are three of my chairs of vastly different styles and construction methods, and as i have already explained and posted a detailed WIP (work in progress) of the Conoid chair (its in the Tips & WIPs menu)
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.