Biedermeier Dining Table: An oval talble pictured at 9 1/2 feet by 5 feetIt is constructed of maple, baltic birch plywood, cardboard honeycomb, poplar legs, maple veneer and mappa burl veneer. The top is halved for mobility and made lighter by sandwiching the cardboard honeycomb material between two layers of baltic birch plywood. A laminated solid maple band is glued around the outside. Maple veneer with mappa burl insets cover these subtrates. The base is a sandwich of solid baltic birch plywood with laminated maple edging. The legs are painted black and the whole table is laquered with DuraVar catalyzed lacquer.
A woman had seen and saved a New Yorker ad I ran and called asking if I had ever made anything in the Biedermeier style and would I be interested in making a large dining table. I told her I had not worked in that particular style but would be happy to give it a try or to recommend someone else. Over the next year we corresponded. She sent pictures of a Biedermeier Sideboard she had bought and also sent me a book with pictures of Beidermeier furniture. I responded with various drawings and revisions of drawings and she finally chose the design you see pictured here.