zaterdag 14 september 2013

finally finished!

Good evening loyal readers,

The game table, I am glad to say, is finished.





Taking in consideration this, besides the simple bookcases in the library, is
the first piece of furniture I made, without having any instructions or measurements to begin with, in spite of the flaws I am quite satisfied with how it turned out.

Notice the bands of veneer go in opposite directions? that was the most fun to
work on. That and the sliding panels.
I've got a hunch that I will try my hand at more furniture in the future, simply because it is fun to experiment with.
And no matter the end result, you always try new ways and learn from it.



after sanding the (far too) glossy finish off, I gave the table a veneered skirt and put a matt varnish on. imho the skirt brings the table more in proportion.
The matte varnish is a lot better to my liking. It is the same varnish that was used on the bookcases in the library, it has a bit of a yellow-ish shine to it what doesn't make it look so new.

After that the table was smeared with a dark wax and then rubbed with a soft cloth.



So that is the game table.
Now off to new adventures.

By the way, have you all seen John's (Merriman Park) centerfold  pages :p in Miniaturas magazine? super! Again congratulations, John! (if you haven't, make sure you take a look!).

The past year so far has been very chaotic; I tried to work on minis so often, but every time I sat down to get started something more important came up.
That is why I posted so many pics of the gametable, when I show a lot of pics, maybe I can fool some of you in believing I actually worked hard on minis all summer ;) :D
Just kidding, hope I have some new stuff to show you in the next post.

Hope you'll all have a lovely weekend!
hugs,
Gee




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  1. Your game table turned out wonderful, Gee! Enjoy making more furniture, after three years of making furniture I can truly say that I am still continiously learning on each piece and finding new or better ways to do something. You certainly have a gift for furniture making, and I am looking forward to see what you are going to make in the future!

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    1. Hello Elga,
      Contrary to what I expected it was a lot of fun working on this table.
      I've already been thinking about other furniture pieces but going to work on the bedchamber/powder room first.
      That means a lot of silk; in some weird way
      I need that change of materials to keep stimulated.
      Anyway, thanks for your lovely comment!
      Hugs,
      Gee


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  2. Wow!!! You can be very proud of your self Gee! That is some really intricate veneering you've done here. It looks amazing, and to think it's your first ever attempt to making furniture, i'm excited to see you venture further.

    ps. i've 'fixed' your respond, expect a PM soon :)

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    1. Hoi Debora!
      Thanks so much for your sweet comment; it is a nice material to work with and fun to do, like making a puzzle.

      When I'am done responding on the comments I will PM you
      Hugs,
      Gee

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  3. Hi Gee! This game table is a real beauty, it is outstanding work! Glad you've found a solution for the shiny varnish look. This is a fantastic result, also that you've put some dark wax on the table: it beautifully shows the detail of all the wood work.
    Thank you for mentioning John's blog, I've visited his blog and I've read the article too. It is a gorgeous house and surely worth to publish.
    Nu ff Nederlands, dat vind ik toch gemakkelijker ;)! Ik werk ook altijd iets vooruit, omdat je anders niet zo snel wat te showen hebt op je blog, ik heb dat al van meer mensen gehoord :D!
    Dacht ik nu toch echt dat jij de hele warme zomer binnen zat om miniaturen te maken ;)!
    Have a lovely weekend too. Hugs, Ilona

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    1. Hi Ilona!
      Yes, isn't John's blog eyecandy? I'm an absolute addict.
      Nederlands tikt wel ff lekkerder weg, he?
      Ik werk nooit vooruit, ben al blij als ik iets af krijg. Mijn hele kamer staat altijd overhoop als ik aan de mini ben en dan levert het iets op van 5x4 cm of zo :S
      Die glimmende lak op de tafel was wel echt een giga misser he, haha ik schrok me die pieperdepiep toen het droog was hahaha.
      Blij dat het nu mat is.
      Bedankt voor je leuke comment!
      groetjes,
      Gee

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  4. Dear Gee,
    What a masterpiece! Your game table. Time and inspiration is a problem sometimes.
    Hugs Dorien

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    1. Dear Dorien,
      trust me, in my household it always is :))
      Thanks for your sweet comment. En nou maar opletten dat ik niet naast mn schoenen ga lopen :D.
      I hope you are well
      hugs,
      Gee

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  5. The gametable is magnificent work. Very precious with all the tiny inlaid pieces of woodveneer.
    I wonder what your new project will be.....:-)

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    1. Hi Liduina,
      Thanks for your nice comment! The next project will be the bedchamber and powder room. I have tried so often to make a start with that, now that is the first thing to do on my list :)
      hugs,
      Gee

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  6. WOW! Your game table is wonderful and the details are incredible. Great work.

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    1. Hi Isabelle,
      Thanks for your comment, glad to have you on board!
      hugs,
      Gee

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  7. Jaaa, mooi geworden Gee! Dat fineer in verschillende richtingen (dat zal wel een naam hebben maar die weet ik niet) geeft een heel stijlvol effect. En een matte finish met was doet het altijd goed vind ik. Het kost wat tijd maar dan heb je ook wat!

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    1. Hoi Josje.
      dat fineerwerk in beide richtingen trok eigenlijk mn aandacht naar deze tafel, en niet eens zozeer de bladen.
      Eigenlijk is het heel simpel maar het heeft wel wat, vind ik ook.
      Bedankt voor je reaktie!
      groeten,
      Gee

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  8. Hi Gee,

    OMG, what a spectacular table! This is one of your FIRST mini furniture projects? I am amazed. The inlay is gorgeous and I'm glad you went with a matte finish. Now all you need are four matching chairs!

    Thanks for the shout-out!

    XOXO,
    John

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  9. Hi John,

    Yes,that shiny finish looked really, really horrible. The chairs, yep, that is another issue.
    I've got kits lying around somewhere for making chairs but I've had them for so long, and held that packages in my hands so often that now I am leaning towards being fed up with them LOL.
    So don't know about that yet.
    But I am babbling away again :).
    Thanks for your ever so nice comment!
    Hugs,
    Gee

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  10. The table has turned out wonderfully. Great job.

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  11. Hello Gee,
    Congratulations! the table is wonderful. your workmanship is incredible. I love the finish and you did a great job with the wood veneer. Excellent work!
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  12. Hello Giac,
    As always you are too kind; thank you very much!!
    Hugs,
    Gee

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  13. Wow Gee, dat ziet er geweldig uit!! Erg goed gedaan en dat voor een eerste echte poging als meubelstuk (lekker moeilijk ook meteen, hou ik van ;), daar mag je met recht erg trots op zijn!! Groetjes Monique

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  14. Hoi Monique!
    Dank je wel voor je reaktie, stikleuk! En nou gauw weer een post?! :))
    groetjes,
    Gee

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  15. Thank you very much, Elisabeth!
    Hugs,
    Gee

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