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    A Couple of Pieces of Furniture

    It's been a while since I shared anything so I thought i'd put up a couple of images.

    This is the Shaker-style bench featured in Fine Woodworking's Tools and Shops issue from late last year.


    And this is a mahogany sideboard I designed for a furniture builder's client. It was approved so the next step will be to flesh it out for construction plans.
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    Both are really great looking pieces, but that sideboard is really nice.
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    Thank you Darren.
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    Man, if I had that workbench it'd end up in the living room. It's nicer furniture than anything else we've got in there now.

    Great work, Dave. Thanks for sharing.
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    10Q sir.

    And another. this is based on measured drawings of a table from Gorham, Maine and dated to 1760. The top isn't my favorite but that's how the original was.
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    I had a little down time this morning and thought I'd try out something I've been thinking about for awhile. This is a plan for the tea table in my previous post. It's based on the plan I worked from to draw the model in the first place. The original plan was published in the very early 1900s. Kind of silly to copy an existing plan, i'll admit, but I wanted to follow it to work out what I'd need to do. I like these sorts of plans because they don't go overboard on the details but instead let the woodworker use his own skills. I think they lead to more originality in design because each woodworker will make it slightly different.

    This started with the SketchUp model with the grid, dimensions, dashed lines and text done in LayOut. The PDF export looks better than the raster export.
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    thanks dave for sharing.. that side board looks interesting ,,the legs look to heavy to me but the customer is always right
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    Thanks Larry.
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    The concept speaks to how much space was available in a home back then. Today with the enormous houses i see being built around here, there would be a load of tables permanently sitting out loaded with ....junk. lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    The concept speaks to how much space was available in a home back then. Today with the enormous houses i see being built around here, there would be a load of tables permanently sitting out loaded with ....junk. lol.
    True, that, Rob. I sometimes think all the horizontal surfaces in my house and shop should tilt up when I walk away. Self-cleaning!

    For those with the space and who don't like tilt top tables, how about a Colonial-period tavern table instead?

    Just getting in a bit of SketchUp practice.
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