mesquite shelf #1: Turquois Inlay

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Blog entry by Dooley posted 07-31-2009 05:41 AM 1999 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I while ago I purchased some ebony from BlueStingRayBoots, and since he’s as cool as he is, I got a nice piece of mesquite thrown in. I pondered for quite some time as to what I was going to harvest from this great piece of wood. Well, I couldn’t bear to cut it! Instead I filled all the checks and worm holes with crushed turquoise and polished the entire slab into a nice shelf top.

I’m looking to find a branch that would “Y” off into a great shelf support. I will mount it high for a drink shelf in my billiard room. Not too high though, the turquoise inlay is just tooo fun to look at!.

I’ll post it as a finished project when-ever I find the right branch to support the shelf.

shelf 1

Shelf 2

shelf 3

shelf 4

I wish I had a macro lens for my camera because the detail in the turquoise is really nice.

-- Dooley

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#1 posted 07-31-2009 06:02 AM

I was just letting you borrow it Dooley. Let me know what shape and size your thinking about if i got it, its yours.

I can slab 3” – 4” branches.

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#2 posted 07-31-2009 04:23 PM

Hey, you sure did have “too much fun”! Nice accent. I especiallyl like how you kept the dark wood like a matrix to the turquoise.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 08-02-2009 07:38 AM

very unique shelf

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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