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Arts & Crafts blow-up

Postby davidheim1 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:38 pm

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I wanted to see if a small Arts & Crafts table could be enlarged to dining-table size. So I adapted a design inspired by Charles Limbert, a noted A&C furniture-maker from the early 20th century. I would up with an oval table measuring 50 x 80 in., big enough for eight. I added pins to strengthen the bridle joints for the top stretchers and for the mortise-and-tenon joints on the bottom stretchers. In the render (done with Shaderlight), the candlesticks are the "Delta" pattern by a Chicago metalsmith named Robert Jarvie, a contemporary of Limbert. And although it doesn't show very well in the render, I used an A&C textile pattern on the table runner.
Enjoy.
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Re: Arts & Crafts blow-up

Postby Dave R » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:15 pm

Nice work as usual, David. Reminded me of the Paolini Limbert-style coffee table I did plans for awhile back.

I'm curious about how you think the shelf would work on a dining table. I've seen plenty of dining tables with low stretchers between the legs which would make people sit with their feet back under the chair. Or they'd have to stratch a napkin from under the plate to under their chin. :D Both seem like shin magnets to me.
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Re: Arts & Crafts blow-up

Postby davidheim1 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:56 pm

Good memory, Dave. Greg Paolini's table, which you drew the plans for, was the direct inspiration for the dining table. Not sure about the lower shelf as a shin magnet, though; I tried to allow plenty of room to avoid that problem.
Thanks for the good words.
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Re: Arts & Crafts blow-up

Postby HornOxx » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:23 pm

:D :D the lower table construction prevents the opposite-of-each-other-neighbours from secretly touching their feet :lol: ;)
just joking - a wonderful piece of furniture and I love your presentation style :thumb:
Will the people at the table have enough room for their legs?
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Re: Arts & Crafts blow-up

Postby ntxdave » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:34 pm

Nice work but I wonder what would happen if you need 3 people on each of the sides. The person in the middle of each side has a problem. :ecstatic:
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Re: Arts & Crafts blow-up

Postby davidheim1 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:38 am

I think I'm busted. nxtdave makes an excellent point. I tried fitting eight chairs around the table, and things will get pretty tight. But the table should be fine for six people.
Thanks, nxtdave.
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Re: Arts & Crafts blow-up

Postby ntxdave » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:01 am

But just think, if you have pets they could use the bottom shelf to be active participants. :)

Still at interesting design. Maybe it would work well in a small conference room.
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Re: Arts & Crafts blow-up

Postby Dave R » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:22 am

Of course it would need to have a lab test, too.

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Re: Arts & Crafts blow-up

Postby tuna1957 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:37 am

Even if it doesn't pass the "lab" test it's still a great looking model :thumb:
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Re: Arts & Crafts blow-up

Postby davidheim1 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:24 am

Thank you, tuna. And Dave, I couldn't get any of my dogs to sit still long enough to balance on the table.
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