Tiger Maple Table
Figured maple comes in a variety of descriptive terms: curly, tiger, fiddleback, quilted, birdseye, and some I've probably forgotten or never heard about. The top on this table is what I think of as tiger maple. Striped like a tiger, but not quite as long, straight and narrow as in fiddleback maple.
Whatever you call it, it's amazing stuff. This top is finished with a light amber dye stain and French polished orange shellac. The chamfers on the edges were done with a spokeshave to give the top a lighter and more graceful look.
The base is made from walnut and is constructed with mortise and tenon joints reinforced with wedges or wooden pegs.
The legs have a single curve and the stretchers on the table are curved to match. The base is also finished with orange shellac which gives walnut a rich, warm brown color.
The final dimensions are about 36" high by 22" long and 18" deep.
It has a dovetailed drawer: