I built this table as a wedding gift for my friends Gio and Ariana. It’s made from Birdseye Maple and Sapele. The Porringer table is a classic Queen Anne style with decorative corner details and offset turned legs. I believe this style of table was usually standard table height for serving tea and whatnot. I scaled it down to work as a coffee table (20″ tall).
It has a tung oil and wipe-on poly finish.

The biggest kick was learning how to turn the offset legs. The blank is set up on the lathe on two sets of points, diagonally opposed to each other in this case to have the foot pointed diagonally outward. For the turning geeks out there, a great article that explains it well can be found here (http://www NULL.bigtreetools NULL.com/articles/dutch-foot-72 NULL.pdf)



February 6, 2013 | Comments Closed