At the Lie-Nielsen show in our shop in April, 16-year-old Jalen Waggoner (whom you might remember for his Blacker House chair, which was featured in the November 2013 issue as a winner in the PWM Excellence Awards) stopped in, and brought with him his latest project in progress: a Greene & Greene-inspired games table.
As you can see above, the work is now complete – and well worth sharing.
The mostly mahogany piece has a reversible top (with checkerboard/chessboard on one side, and a quartered, bookmatched top on the other), plus two leather-lined drawer for cards and games pieces. The table is a Darrell Peart design (used with his permission), and Darrell kindly answered a long list of questions, said Jalen’s father, Jeff Waggoner. The table was finished during a two-day finishing class with Dale Bernard. Jeff also mentioned how inspiring it is to see such accomplished and renowned professional craftsmen interacting with a young woodworker.
For a gallery of step photos (courtesy of Jeff), see below.