This 60" round dining table is cut with a router attached to an arm that helps the artisan cut a perfectly round shape. We do not use C&C routers or lasers to cut material. Everything in this factory is done by hand relying on the skills of our master craftsmen.
After initial cutting and shaping, flame mahogany
veneer is placed onto the table's components. These oddly shaped components, shown below, are a part of a 60 round dining table with perimeter leaves.
These leaves are shaped like bananas because they go around the outside of a round table
to make it an extra large round dining table.
Once the flame mahogany veneers are positioned correctly, they are marked down with special masking table. This tape has many pierced holes to allow the veneer glues to pass through easily. Look carefully along the outside edge of this table leaf and you'll notice numerous smaller pieces of this special masking tape positioned every few inches. This line of tape is holding the mahogany banding in place. Even though the banding looks continuous around the table, it actually consists of many small sections.
Banding looks seamless on a properly finished table.
Indonesian artisans are amazing to watch as they work in a factory setting. Here, a gentleman finishes the most critical part of a round dining table - the center. Skilled artisans can get the center of a pie-cut field absolutely perfect.
Round mahogany dining room table
components stacked in our warehouse are shown below. The photos show perimeter skirt aprons on the left and table faces on the right.
Mahogany dining table components are lined up on a work bench as they get ready for pressing. Here, veneers are laid down with a heat sensitive glue and pressed under heat and extreme pressure. Glue is applied to faces with a roller.
Mahogany accent tables
, smaller tables, drawers faces and other components are done the same way.
For lighter color bandings and custom finishes, the lighter color satinwood banding can be masked off to achieve different looks.
Here is another custom mahogany dining table
built just for our online store. It features a true satinwood banding
and mahogany field.
This edge is hand carved
and goes around the entire table and leaves. Also, this edge works nicely with our reeded pedestals. This is a 12 foot long dining table with three leaves
. This table is similar in design to the E.J. Victor regency table
but there are some major differences including size, carvings and price points. Our inspiration for this table was model 9202
The following two pictures are from the design phase of our King Demure collection, which is a high end transitional design. These pictures are 3D renderings which lead to the final stage of factory drawings.
The following video shows how a hi gloss finish is achieved by special sanding. The liquid you see being applied to this mahogany dining table is soap and water, which prevents the lacquer from balling up or "caking " on the sand paper...which would result in bad swirl marks in the finish. Sometimes when a table is delivered into a home you can see white residue on the table's edge or on the edge of a leaf. This is just soap and can be removed with a damp cloth and some elbow grease.