Sea House Warming Hut: Side Tables

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The woodworker elves came during the night and finished the other two chairs, and added a poppy-hued piping made from three strands of cotton floss (DMC 720). That inspired me to sketch a design for two side tables, as well as think out what else might be going on.

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Same materials and similar construction as the chairs. The table tops are cut from 1/4- and 1/2-inch x 1/16-inch basswood, and edged with 1/16-inch square trim.

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I lost the light last night, so I got up early to photograph and finish. First table, unstained:

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Stained and be-glided.

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And in place ‘round the hearth:

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(The fireplace is out being repainted again.)

Off now to the other side of the room my office. Many voracious pixels eagerly await my return!

10 thoughts on “Sea House Warming Hut: Side Tables

  1. Christina says:

    I was wondering how you were going to play up that circular area and this is very cozy. It’s a good thing you can make your own mini furniture because those side tables would be impossible to find otherwise!

    • Nancy Enge says:

      The hearth was one of the first things I did on this build because I knew I wanted some kind of stove/fireplace. And yes, I do enjoy building miniature furniture… a lot :) Thanks, Christina!

  2. Barbara W. says:

    I really like the detail of the contrasting piping on the cushions. And I really like the little curved tables. And I really, really like the glimpse into your sketchbook to see where all these wonderful ideas began. Can you tell I’m more than slightly awestruck by today’s post? Just amazing.

    • Nancy Enge says:

      I am really, really, really, really pleased you like them! Releasing sketchbook photos is kind of scary, but I’m always so fascinated to see other people’s processes that I decided to risk the reveal — the unguarded mess, ramblings, silly ideas as well as the sparks :)

  3. Pepper says:

    I wish the woodworker elves would visit me dagnabbit. I love that the tables follow the shape of the paved area. Nice

  4. Bennie says:

    Great idea on the semi-circular side tables. At first I thought you were making an entire table for the middle – kind of like a King Arthur round table of the knights.

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