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Carter Collection Walnut Coffee Table

Carter Collection Walnut Coffee Table

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Publication Date

2022

Abstract

President Jimmy Carter made this coffee table in 1983. President Carter, an avid furniture maker and carpenter, says this was a difficult piece. The shape and condition aspects were challenging, made from a six-foot section of a walnut tree (mostly the tree’s root). After first cutting the slab with a chainsaw, President Carter used only hand tools on this project. Three butterfly joints along the curve of the top are noted, and the piece is signed and dated. Take the annotated tour to see conditional and design aspects. 3D model derived from photogrammetry. This piece is part of a 3D digital documentation and archival program undertaken by the Center for Digital Heritage and Geospatial Information in the University of South Florida Libraries is in collaboration with the Carter Family, the National Park Service, and the Friends of the Jimmy Carter Historical Park. Today, the piece is part of furnishings in the Carter home in Plains, Georgia.

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Cultural property, Woodwork, Furniture, National Park Service, Workmanship, 39th President, Jimmy Carter, Friends of Jimmy Carter, Jimmy Carter National Historical Park (Plains, Ga.)

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1 3-D Model

Geographic Location

Sumter County (Ga.); Plains (Ga.)

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