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13/02/2012 10:46 pm  

Does anyone know wether this table was executed in solid teak, or veneer?


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14/02/2012 12:06 am  

Not sure bj but the lack of crossbanding at the edge might indicate a solid teak surface.


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14/02/2012 5:52 am  

There is evidence
in the photo of a solid-stock edge band -- but even that doesn't necessarily assure that the top is veneered. Yet most tops of this kind are veneered, not only to conserve precious material but also to enable the maker to provide consistent grain and color across such a broad surface.
A better photograph would aid in the analysis. Clearly there is a darker-colored portion -- perhaps coinciding with the presence of extension leaves ? -- in the center of the table. A sure indication of veneer would be a closely-matching repeat in the grain pattern, something not visible in the above photo.
A final check would be to see if the grain on the underside of the table matches that of the top -- going so far as to measure the location of seams in the grain. A perfect dimensional match would tend to indicate solid boards.


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14/02/2012 9:48 am  

The same table (with...
The same table (with original matching Hvidt chairs)is currently for sale, but it's to far for me to go and check.
I know there are knowledgable people on the forum when it comes to pieces by Hvidt.
I myself can't tell, from the original photos and even these better ones from the radar don't give a clue.
It seems the pattern of the wood isn't repeated or mirrored and I know the underside is beveled, quite broad too, so maybe it is solid.
I wondered because a lot of pieces by Hvidt are solid and at the current price I would only be interested in a solid wooden table.


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14/02/2012 9:59 am  

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Can't say for certain either though I'd lean towards it not being solid, lay ups in ply factories are often done with a subtle mismatch in colour (they just shuffle and alternately flip the flitch) to give the impression of solid.


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14/02/2012 10:08 am  

Sure.
But doesn't the bevel at the underside look solid?
And not just a solid edge.


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14/02/2012 10:55 am  

I have a Hvidt dining table with a very similar beveled edge design to this piece which is solid teak. Many of Hvidt's designs be they coffee tables or dining tables were produced from solid timber.
To me your table looks typical of the solid timber tables I have seen.


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14/02/2012 10:56 am  

I would tend
towards it being solid.
I have 3 (admittedly smaller) Hvidt tables, and they're all solid teak.


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14/02/2012 10:57 am  

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I think you're right, hope you enjoy it, knowing you've got a solid piece always feels nicer and theres no reason why it can't be repaired and refinished for decades, one for the kids to inherit.


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14/02/2012 11:10 am  

Indeed, Heath, that was my...
Indeed, Heath, that was my idea too.
But you're right, one can't be completely sure unless seen in real life.


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07/03/2013 1:02 am  

I'm very late to this...
I'm very late to this party... But I have this table and I can confirm that it is solid teak.
Probably not much help to the OP, but I wanted to share the info in case it helps someone else.


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21/06/2014 7:45 am  

Definitely solid.
We also have this table and four side chairs and they are all solid - no veneers.


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