Monday, October 3, 2016

Piecrust Tea Table

Handmade of solid South American Mahogany 
with a Solid, One Piece Crotch Mahogany Top

Pennsylvania Virginia
Piecrust Tea Table

The Post for this table is turned on the lathe

turned tea table post
Tea Table Post Turning

The Legs are fit to the post with tapered sliding dovetail joinery. This is done before the legs are shaped

sliding dovetail
Tapered Sliding Dovetails

The Legs fit to the post. We made two different tea tables concurrently. 

mahogany table
Tea Table Process

Carving the Ball and Claw Feet and Shaping the Legs

round table legs
Tea Table Process

Carving and Shaping Process

Shaped table legs
Tea Table Leg Process

Each foot is individually carved with a meticulous attention to overall detail

Master wood carver
Carving The Ball and Claw Foot

Ball and Claw Foot Carving Process

carved feet
Ball and Claw Process

Carving the shell on the knees

Carved ball and claw
Carving Process

Making two Tilt Top Tea Tables

Handmade Furniture

Hand Carved furniture
Ball and Claw Foot

Wood Carving
Shell Carving

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. 

Crotch Mahogany
Making two tea tables

Shaping the underside of the top

Doucette and Wolfe
Tea Table process

Hand Carved Piecrust molded edge 

Carved piecrust edge
Carving the top

Carved Crotch Mahogany Top

Mahogany Piecrust Tea Table
Piecrust Tea Table Top

Both Tea Tables in the final stages of the build process

Handcrafted Tea Table
Tea Tables

Last step is fitting the tops to the birdcage mechanism with battens

Tilt Top
Tea Tables

The Birdcage mechanism allows the top to tilt and turn. 

Handmade Tea Table
Tea Table

Birdcage mechanism with turned balusters

Mahogany Birdcage

Attaching the top to the birdcage mechanism after the table is finished and rubbed out. 

Philadelphia Tea Table

Finished Piecrust Tea Table

Mahogany Tea Tables
Mahogany Tea Tables

Philadelphia Piecrust Tea Table
Piecrust Tea Table

Piecrust Table top
Piecrust Tea Table Top

Hand carved Feet
Carved Piecrust Top

Mahogany Crotch Mahogany
Piecrust Tea table

Hand Carved Feet
Ball and Claw Feet

carved wood shell
Carved Shell on Tea Table 

wood carving
Piecrust Tea Table Top

Fine Custom Table
Piecrust Tea Table

Chippendale table
Piecrust Tea Table

Fine Furniture Maker
Mahogany tea Table Detail

Tea Table Birdcage
Birdcage Mechanism

Solid Crotch Mahogany
Crotch Mahogany Top

Mahogany Table Top
Carved Piecrust Detail

Piecrust Tea Table

Mahogany Table
Piecrust Tea Table

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