First off: I don’t do curves. My husband reproduced this table.
After my husband retired, he began preaching at a small country church. It had been built as a one-room schoolhouse and just after the turn of the century (1900), it was converted to a church. In the front of the church, in front of the pulpit, sat a small oval table. No one knew quite when it was acquired or from whom. After admiring it for some time, my husband decided to build one.
The first table like this that he built was made out of poplar and given to the younger daughter.
He made a second table out of wormy oak with the same leg pattern, but with a rounded, scalloped square top and gave it to the older daughter.
And, yes, he grows the beautiful gladiolas, too!
The one featured above, he made for me! It is virtually identical to the table at the church except that the finish is somewhat lighter and he painted a rose pattern around the top.
He has also made a larger table with six legs and a stretcher, which we also have in our home.
The curves were made on the bandsaw and smoothed with the spindle sander, belt sander, and a 2” pattern bit in the router. Then the profiles were routed using ball-bearing bits.
The legs are mortised/tenoned into the lathed centerpiece.
Thanks for any comments or questions.