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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Biedermeier/30s Table #4 - Almost done

Last time I posted on that project I was steam bending my mouldings.

The columned were veneered in a previous post.

Since this post we had another job to do a video on veneering column with Liquid Hide Glue that we posted on our Old Brown Glue playlist on youtube, we are pretty proud of it.

The columns were turned with groves to allow for black rings.

The rings were turned in cherry dyed and broken to be glued in place. I rather break than cut as it will not change the dimensions and also the break will glue back perfectly to its original place.

With that done the base was ready

One last steam bending, I used the apron to steam bend the mouldings for the apron and the top to be sure not to damage my top veneer.

What I love about hide glue and particularly Old Brown Glue, as it is so easier to work with on big glueings, is that I can mess up. Here the moulding was not flush so a bit of water a hot iron and hop! Done.

We have bolts going through each columns to connect with the top. We had a plate made by our friend Jesus who makes our chevalet kits for the school.

The plate was inserted in the capital with a wooden piece on top to allow for more glue surface.

Then the capital was glued to the table.

Leaving access to the bolt, hopefully rightly placed.

We found some nice original rails for a round table in our parts room nicely called the graveyard. We can pick up dead bones there and resurrect them in furniture.

The base is bolted on for a test run.

Then surprisingly enough it does not tip off, it is flat and everything open and close like a charm!

So couple touchups and sanding here and there and it is off for finishing, which will be the next and last post on that job!
-- Patrice lejeune

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