This design of ''stand'' as the Shakers referred to them, dates from the first half of the nineteenth century. For a design which is now over 170 years old it still commands attention for its beautiful simplicity.
This table is made from native oak. The top is quartersawn, used both for its beauty and stability. The beautiful honey colour of the oak is what distinguishes it from the (commercially) widely-used American white oak.
The pedestal has been lathe turned to shape. The legs are jointed into the pedestal base by means of sliding dovetails.
The legs are cut to shape on a bandsaw and then reduced to final size with rasps and spokeshaves.
The top is secured to the pedestal by means of a horizontal bracket, which in turn is secured to the top of the pedestal with a wedged tenon.
Finished with linseed oil and wax.
h: 65 cm
d: 46.5 cm
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