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Dining Room Table - 3 Butterfly Leaves

Listing #2182   Listed on: 07/03/2009

Company Name: Franklin Street Fine Woodwork

Contact Name:   Alison Swann-Ingram

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A live edge Bubinga slab Dining room table with 3 internally stored leaves, that pivot out in butterfly motion.

Table extends from 5' to 10'.

Ebonized Sapele trim, compound curve legs, custom design/made hardware, ML Campbell Leveler, Sealer, Magnamax Satin.




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3 leaves butterflying

 
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2 leaves

 
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3 Leaves Separated

 
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All 3 leaves

 
Viewer Comments:


Posted By: brandon kimble     [07/03/2009]
That is superb. I did a table like this with one leaf and found it to be quite a challenge. I wish mine came out half as nice.


Posted By: kol     [07/04/2009]
wow, this is a nice table. Thanks for sharing


Posted By: Sam Murdoch     [07/11/2009]
Celebrate the success of others. This table is a true beauty. Be proud!


Posted By: Alison Swann-Ingram     [07/11/2009]
Thanks for the comments. It was a unique hardward/engineering challenge. Carl Johnson, the co owner of Franklin St. was the brains behind all of this. It turned out incredibly well.


Posted By: John Barclay     [07/13/2009]
Just plain perfect. Design is as beautiful as the execution. Bravo.


Posted By: harold gomez     [07/13/2009]
wow! i want that kind of talent!!


Posted By: rusty borders     [07/15/2009]
Absolutely beautiful in design and craftsmanship. Are the bottom section of the legs to the top of the stretcher curved or straight



Posted By: Alison Swann-Ingram     [07/15/2009]
Rusty, the bottom section of the leg, and the section between the legs is curved in the same line. A router sledge capturing each part was used to shape the compound curves.


Posted By: dave     [07/23/2009]
now that is a table... nice work!!!


Posted By: lenny     [07/23/2009]
does the figure match up when closed and with the leaves? If so how did you do that?


Posted By: mark     [08/13/2009]
Figure matches up since it's all cut from one massive slab correct? But how will you maintain flatness? Was this thing kiln dried by a jedi master? There has got to be some movement ... which is fine since the top appears to be attached floating ... any worries of cupping or twist, or bow? God, I'd love to do something like that, but I've seen too many slabs curl over time.


Posted By: mark     [08/13/2009]
Figure matches up since it's all cut from one massive slab correct? But how will you maintain flatness? Was this thing kiln dried by a jedi master? There has got to be some movement ... which is fine since the top appears to be attached floating ... any worries of cupping or twist, or bow? God, I'd love to do something like that, but I've seen too many slabs curl over time.


Posted By: Alison     [08/13/2009]
Mark.yeah, it's all cut from one massive slab. We knew it would wriggle all over the place, so we let it. It cupped, but didn't bow. Once it had sorta stabilized we ran thru a wide belt sander.

We know it will continue to move and the floating mechanism allows it to do that, BUT the leaves will move out of alignment, so we facilitated that with a special pinning mechanism that will keep the top and the leaves in alignment to each other -not necessarily flat, but in alignment.

We briefed and briefed the clients about all the vagaries and things that will happen with this slab and they were totally up for it.

It was a totally awsome project to work on. As with most of our projects, we learnt so much.


Posted By: Rick McDonald     [08/17/2009]
Wow! I've been working on a Butterfly table for a while now but have had trouble finding the butterfly hardware. Did you design and make this hardware custom. My table has (2) 21" leaves with a skirt, at this time I have not butterflied the leaves. Where would I get this hardware.


Posted By: Bill Resnick     [08/23/2009]
Beautiful design and work! Nice to work for clients who understand that wood is not an exact science and are willing to pay for quality!


Posted By: Robert Fidler     [05/18/2016]
Beautiful table design and masterful work! I'm looking to purchase a table like this so how would I do that? What was the final cost on this table?

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