This is our representation of George Washington's tea table. We were contracted to build this table which was originally made in Philadelphia. The original table was lost to history. From historic records it was an unadorned Federal style tea table. With a mix of hand tools and modern machinery you will learn the traditional construction techniques needed to build this exceptional table. You will be sent a tool list and a cut list so you can provide your own tools and material. Lunch will be included.
Monday - Thursday 8:00 - 4:30 Friday 8:00 - 3:00
This table has two drop leaves with intersecting rule joints.
You will learn how to hand cut dovatails on a Federal style drawer
When in the raised position the top forms an oval.
You will cut and fit a fly rail or paddle with finger joints
This table has one operating drawer with cock beading along with a non operating drawer on the opposite end
This table has mortise and tenon construction. With a dovetails top rail over the drawer.