TIMBER CABINETS NOW BASED IN
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.
A nice smaller Eastern Mahogany extension with very heavily tapered legs.
A Messmate extension table with 10 of my hand made chairs to match
Red Gum Burl and Blackbean hall table.
A Jarrah base for a clinker to sit in to be used as a dinning room table
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.)
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.
Veneered Torsion box chair (featured in issue 26 Australian Wood Review)
Eastern Mahogany demonstration chair showing construction methods using the FESTOOL DOMINO Joining machine used in my chair making classes
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.