Handmade of solid South American Mahogany
with a Solid, One Piece Crotch Mahogany Top
The Post for this table is turned on the lathe
The Legs are fit to the post with tapered sliding dovetail joinery. This is done before the legs are shaped
The Legs fit to the post. We made two different tea tables concurrently.
Carving the Ball and Claw Feet and Shaping the Legs
Carving and Shaping Process
Each foot is individually carved with a meticulous attention to overall detail
Ball and Claw Foot Carving Process
Carving the shell on the knees
Making two Tilt Top Tea Tables
Both Tea Tables ready for tops. Both tables are setting in front of there respected tops. Both tops are carved from a solid piece of crotch mahogany 30” wide.
Shaping the underside of the top
|Tea Table process|
Hand Carved Piecrust molded edge
Carved Crotch Mahogany Top
Both Tea Tables in the final stages of the build process
Last step is fitting the tops to the birdcage mechanism with battens
The Birdcage mechanism allows the top to tilt and turn.
Birdcage mechanism with turned balusters
Attaching the top to the birdcage mechanism after the table is finished and rubbed out.
Finished Piecrust Tea Table
|Piecrust Tea Table Top|
|Carved Piecrust Top|
|Piecrust Tea Table|