MAHOGANY HALL TABLES
Rich mahogany gives this project a formal look.
SHOP OWNER: Fred Davis
LOCATION: Abilene, KS
This project is two matched formal hall tables I copied from vol. 23, #138 of Woodsmith Magazine. Some high points in this table are the long gracefully tapered legs, and the scrollwork corner brackets.
These awards are from several juried wood exhibits where it was well received.
Departing from the original Woodsmith plan, I added brass feet to the tapered legs. The scrollwork corner brackets are made from three layers of 1/8-inch mahogany, laid up like plywood so they are much stronger than a thin one-piece bracket.
The drawer bottom is a 3/8-inch piece of maple and has tapered edges on the bottom to fit the groove in the drawer just like real craftsmen did in the old days. The finish is one Iíve used before. I started with Minwax stain, followed by a rubbed effect CAB pre-cat lacquer.
. . . Fred Davis