Arts and Crafts style in a contemporary table. Table 153, produced around 1910 by the Charles P. Limbert Furniture Co., of Holland, Michigan, was an Arts and Crafts standout. Now expert Kevin Rodel updates it as a stunning coffee table, with prominent exposed joinery, including tusk tenons and corbels. The Rodel coffee table embodies a number of elements that distinguish original Arts and Crafts furniture, including:
- Solid wood construction throughout in quartersawn white oak
- Prominent exposed joinery, including tusk tenons and corbels
- Pure lines, flat planes and a solid stance
- Creating crisp cutouts in the end panels by ripping a board apart, cutting out some pieces, and gluing it back together
- Building a gridwork shelf by gluing up dozens of small cubical blocks
- Shaping and fitting long corbels that support the top and wedge the through-tenons, locking the shelf in place
- Cutting the double-dovetails that join the upper rails to the end panels
- Using templates to generate the tapered end panels and the clipped corners of the table top
Grids and cutouts define a practical piece. The cutouts and gridwork – highlights of the design – look complex but are fun to make and not at all difficult under Kevin's expert instruction. Highlights of building the table include:
See how you can build this updated table – certain to be a featured piece of any home. Download your video today!
About the Author Kevin Rodel is one of the preeminent furniture makers working in the Arts and Crafts style and is author of a book (published by Taunton) on the subject, Arts and Crafts Furniture: From Classic to Contemporary. He apprenticed under Thomas Moser in the early 1980s and has since been working in the Arts & Crafts style for 30 years.
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SKU FWW61067174 Table Of Contents No Intro No Extra No Author Kevin Rodel ISBN 978-1-63186-650-0 Video No Video Download No Minutes 121 minutes Publication Year 2016 Other Formats 61155 Cover Video Download Format Video Download
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