Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hunt Table or Irish Wake Table

My latest project is known as a Hunt Table or an Irish Wake Table. It will be on it's way to Ireland soon I hope. It is a very elegant design consisting of a narrow center portion of the table supported by four square legs with an apron structure. There are two large leaves that open to be supported by double gate-legs that swing out from the center of the table.

The leaves have a rule joint. This is a fairly common way to join a leaf, but it is a joint that needs a great deal of patience to make sure that it works smoothly. The oval shape of the top was also a bit of a challenge but I love the graceful shape.

Later, I will post images of the base structure. It is coming along nicely.

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