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• Pie Crust Tea Table •
22 5/8" Dia. x  27" T
  100 Hours

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The entire table was made from one 8/4 board of plum pudding mahogany.  The top was book matched and turned to create the outer lip seen here.  The pie crust edge was then hand carved with chisels and gouges.
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The brace on the underside keeps the top flat and allows it to flip up 90 when not in use.  It also presents the beautiful figure quite nicely while against a wall or in a corner.
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A quatrefoil was carved into the upper half of the column.  This is a detail I had admired on an English flip-top table and decided to incorporate into this piece.
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The feet begin with a level bead, followed by a hard ridge line at the toes which terminates into a soft round at a calf-high "sock" detail.

 

The Pie Crust Tip Top Tea Table is made of Plum Pudding Mahogany. The inspiration for this piece came from two places- one was the determination to use a beautiful piece of lumber my dad had given me in a righteous way.  The other was to overcome the intimidation I had felt towards carving a pie crust top.  It is finished with a dozen coats of waterlox varnish, leveled and rubbed down with rottenstone, then a final coat of shellac and paste wax.


This piece is available for $3,700. Inquire here

 

 

 

 

PETE E. MICHELINIE, FURNITURE MAKER
PETE@MICHELINIE.COM 802.245.4765