I’m making a small table for my wife’s TV room. All my lumberjocks friends have given me the courage and some knowhow for me to once again stretch the envelope and try the hardest project to this point. Thank you my friends!
The room is very small and needs very small end tables and a small cocktail table. I figured that since the room is next to the entryway with the dodecahedron pendant light, I might as well push the theme.
The table will have an oak dodecahedron base and an inlaid top. Here is my first dry fit.
The most interesting grain is on pieces that are warped. I might be able to use them but they are throwing off my fit. It would be a pity to lose them. I am aligning the grain with the center. If a pentagon has a flat side to the center, the grain is horizontal to that side. If a pentagon points to the center, the grain is horizontal to the opposite side. I think you eye will travel around with the grain.
Those diamond shaped holes will be filled with a different species (maybe). I have some offcuts tucked in here to illustrate 1 layer.
A couple of numbers for you. The diamond fills are 36 degrees. Approximate dodecahedron height = Length of a side X 9/4. Round up to the quarter inch instead of down.
I have a question please.
What base material should use for my inlay? I really appreciate your help!
-- Thanks for all the lessons!