Brandon Rudin [02/20/2007]
The table looks great. do you have any more pictures of the top. How wide is the table? and how thick is the top?
Very nice table! Looks as light as a feather. I'll build you another one for about 8 grand. I like the way the top is put together. I'd like to see more pictures of the top as well.
Thanks for the feedback...Table is 46" wide, top is made from 3" stock with 8/4 splined slats inset around the edge
$12-15K here in the NE. Maybe more.
Very nice table.
Outstanding!!! I'll bet that baby weighs a ton. Around here (colorado) you could expect to sell a piece like that for around 5-7k. Notice I said sell, not attempt to sell. You could certainly attempt to sell something like that for alot more. With chairs 10-12 wouldn't be outta line.
Joe Calhoon [02/21/2007]
Hey Reidar, nice work! I occasionally see some of your furniture in Telluride homes and always recognize it immediately as your style. You moved to Idaho if I remember correctly. How’s it going?
12-15k huh? for alder? i like the table overall but wonder what exactly you are meaning by handhewn. does that mean no machines at all? looks too clean to me to be all by hand. anyway looks great in your photos and i wonder at how many hours?
beautiful table, probably 7 g's here in Northeast. Was hoping someone else was going to ask this but....... I'm curious about how the top is allowed to move, as the inner boards seem trapped by the frame. Is there something that I'm missing in the photos?
reidar wahl [02/24/2007]
Geoff, considering that furniture grade dimensional wood of this size in any species is very hard to come by, I think that having made it from alder does not diminish it's value as much as you are hinting at. The wood was locally harvrsted, milled and dried. Alder ages well with time as I of course have given it a little "jolt of history" slightly distressing it and hand-hewing all the surfaces.
Hand-hewing means that after the table pieces are machined all the surfaces are hewn with hand planes before assembly rather than sanded to give the surface an aged look and a different structure. A lot of old farm house antiques will show this surface finish if you look closely. It also makes for interesting finishing when the wood fibers are sliced/cut by a plane rather than sanded. Stains and glazes really can achieve a lot of depth this way. I lost track of the hours along the way....
Reidar Wahl [02/24/2007]
Tony, yes, the inner boards are trapped inside the frame just like a panel in a door. I left a 1/16" gap between each board to allow for some expansion, pined them in the center from underneath. The wood was at six% when built, the house is hydronically heated. I do not forsee any problems with the top in the future.
reidar, didn't mean to diminish just thought that realistically 12-15k was a bit much. table looks great and though its not my style i'm sure your client is overjoyed.
Hi Reidar,,VERY NICE!! I'd bet here on cape cod about $$9-12 k for that with no problem.
Wayne R [12/11/2007]
Wow. VERY nice table. Am planning on building on similar (8 ft) with harvested lodgepole pine. (Not BK)
Once again, very nice.
hi reidar, am building a big table myself and was hoping you could help me with a sketch of the tusk tenon dimensioning. the price your table would seems an item of discussion here, ... however, classic design and craftsmanship as fine art is priceless. its a great piece !!!