Jock’s project finished

Jock’s daughter wanted him to make her an occasional table, but he hated the photograph she sent.  So he set to and designed his own, using cherry wood from a tree he cut down donkey’s years ago,  in the garden at our first French house.  

Jock's table with tray

The top of the table is a large but light lift-off  tray, with green baize on the bottom, so that it can be turned over to play cards or do a jigsaw puzzle.  

card playing mode

card playing mode


table base detail

table base detail

showing scale

to show scale

Jock with no project is unliveable with, so here is the embryo of his next embroidery, which he will look at for days, or maybe weeks, before setting needle to fabric.  The subject is our neighbour, at her wedding last week.

Lucie -the start of Jock's embroidery


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24 Responses to Jock’s project finished

  1. Also gorgeous! What a beautiful table. I love the feet.

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  2. Brilliant work, (as always), so much talent between the two of you!! 🙂

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  3. Jo Woolf says:

    How beautiful – what a lovely finish as well.

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  4. kaykuala h says:

    It is amazing. One not only must have the time but also the skills to have the professional look
    in the finished product. This is no ordinary project!


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  5. The table is stunning!!!! I would be so happy to have someone make that for me. I’m glad you will keep it if his daughter doesn’t care for it. That’s an amazing piece of work. I guess we all need a project. I know I have more than my share and would love to get them more manageable. Soon. I can’t imagine tackling that embroidery but he does wonderful work. Looking forward to the end result. But it’s the process that’s all the fun.

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  6. Aquila says:

    That’s a lovely piece. I have the small side table my father made as a graduation project in grammar school which he gave to his mother back in about 1917 or so. It’s got a small angled book shelf underneath. He did a hand rubbed rottenstone and oil finish which still looks marvelous. I’m sure that lovely table will be treasured.

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  7. That is a simply stunning table, and functional to boot. I am curious, though, what the picture he didn’t like looked like. 😉 Peace, Linda


  8. Misky says:

    That is fabulous! >

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  9. thehutts says:

    It looks beautiful and well designed – I hope it goes with the décor at Carrie’s. Sally

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  10. truly beautiful craftsmanship. thank you for sharing

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  11. That’s a great looking table. Job well done.

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  12. katechiconi says:

    That’s a beautiful, and beautifully finished, piece of work. My BIL is a skilled cabinet maker, so I know good work when I see it!

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  13. Becky B says:

    It’s beautiful . . .how talented and able to do embroidery as well.

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  14. catterel says:

    If Jock didn’t make the table his daughter asked for, was she pleased with the final result? Or are you keeping it? My mother used to design things for my father to make, and he would tweak the design so it turned out completely different – and then complain she was never satisfied 🙂

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  15. tialys says:

    Oops! Sorry – I commented whilst logged in as the crazy cat lady! Same avatar, different name and website.

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  16. A beautiful table – I’m sure Jock’s daughter will be delighted with it and your neighbour has a treat in store too. It looks like a project that will keep him ‘liveable with’ for a while 😉


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