Tables

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The Lost Stickley Table

A one-of-a-kind table reappears after 100 years. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 56-61 From the November 2006 issue #158 Buy this issue now Most original Gustav Stickley furniture can be easily identified by model number. This was, after all, factory-made furniture and pieces were designed to be made in multiples. When you come across...

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Draw-leaf Game Table

This two-for-one table adds space for extra players without disturbing anything on the tabletop. By Glen Huey Pages: 66-72 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now I was asked to design and build a gaming table. For me that is a table for playing pinochle or euchre, or a comfortable table...

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Ribbon Table

Impossible? No. Impossibly easy. By John Hutchinson Pages: 74-78 From the August 2006 issue #156 Buy this issue now If architect and furniture designer Alvar Aalto (Finland, 1898-1976) is considered to be one of the founding fathers of modern design, then Eileen Gray (Ireland, 1878-1976), who shared his profession and time on Earth, must...

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Country Settle Table

This convertible project serves as a nice breakfast table, a handy small chest and a surprisingly comfortable place to sit. By Troy Sexton Pages: 60-65 From the August 2006 issue #156 Buy this issue now When furniture was more precious to its owners, it was common for a piece to have more than one...

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Pleasant Hill Shaker Saturday Table

A sharp eye and smart jig help you build this reproduction. By Kerry Pierce Pages: 76-80 From the April 2006 issue #154 Buy this issue now Last summer I had the pleasure of visiting the Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg, Ky. During my stay there, the volunteer who showed me around explained...

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Queen Anne Table

After 250 years, this design hasn’t lost its practicality or its distinctive appeal. By Craig W. Bentzley Pages: 53-59 From the April 2006 issue #154 Buy this issue now As with most of my reproductions or “adaptations,” as I like to refer to them, I did a fair amount of research before beginning the...

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Poppy Table

Before developing the rectilinear Craftsman style, Gustav Stickley experimented with curvaceous Art Nouveau designs. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 36-41 From the December 2007 issue #166 Buy this issue now In 1898, Gustav Stickley took a working vacation. With more than 20 years of experience as a furniture maker, he was ready to change...

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Ruhlmann-style Poker Table

Architect, master craftsman and client design the ultimate gaming table. By Frank Klausz Pages: 72-78 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann was one of the finest designers of the Art Deco period. In the 1920s, he designed and produced many memorable pieces of furniture as well as other...

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Three-legged Occasional Table

Steam-bending or bent laminations can be used to make this eye-catching design. By Michael Fortune Page: 26-33 From the February 2011 issue #188 Buy this issue now The design of this table is part of a series that I revisit from time to time. The original concept for the series was based on a pinwheel (a common example...