Whispering Woodworks

Country Hepplewhite Dining Table
This curly cherry dining table was designed in the Country Hepplewhite style for a customer who wanted a large, well-built table for their family.  The base is made from solid hard maple. The base features tapered legs, beaded aprons, and a black stain or ebonizing.  The table top was constructed from solid curly cherry and features breadboard ends and some light distressing.  The corners of the table top were rounded slightly to create a more softer appearance.   The overall size of this table can be varied - the first set of photos shows a table that was 80" x 42" with two 14" company boards. The second set of pictures shows a table that was 100" x 42" with two 24" company boards.  

As with many of my tables, to ensure accurate period construction and details, the top of this table was built from a three board matched set  (three boards cut sequentially from the same log for excellent color and grain matching).  This represents a significant difference from readily available tables - the boards in this top were 13-14" wide  with beautiful coloring and grain patterns. The table size, style, wood selection, and coloring can be customized to suit the customer's requirements.  

Tapered legs with rounded corner edges.
Legs jointed to apron with pinned mortise and tenon joints.
Table skirts have a decorative bead around the lower edge.
Table edge profile and shape of top can be selected from many styles.
Distressing & tool marks can be added to the piece to create a natural aged appearance.
Table can be stained or left in a natural color.
Finished with hand rubbed varnish, buffed and waxed to a satiny sheen.





The photos below show a larger version of this table which was built to accommodate 10 - 14 people.

Detail view of 3 board top and breadboard ends

Top Extends to 144" with the addition of two 24" company boards


Matching Lazy Susan Available for any table