Woodworking Ideas: Family heirloom Nesting Table example

Posted By on September 17, 2023

Oostra House Sept 2023

Oostra House getting paint early in September 2023

Holmstrom Nesting Tables
While babysitting at my daughter’s house last week, a conversation with Brenda shifted to an heirloom “nesting table” woodworking project idea. Katelyn inherited the small tables made by her Jamestown, NY furniture making great grandfather Holmstrom and treasures them as much as Brenda and MomH did (photo of them in 2014).

MomH and Brenda in front of our house in 2013

Now I’m planning to bring back some of the hardwood lumbered from Katelyn and Drew’s property in Whitehouse later this year and thought archiving a couple photos for a project idea might be worthwhile. I’m not really comfortable trying to match the artistic painting (might check with my granddaughter’s skills or try some kind of inlays?), but I would like to implement the combination of thin woods while banding the edges, the tapered legs, hidden mortise and tendons (not sure they are in this project) and “nested small tables idea” in a future project.

Nesting tables art Nesting Tables front view

Nesting Tables Bottom


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