Making a shadowbox table for a hero #2: Top and Shelf design

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Blog entry by Mikesawdust posted 05-24-2015 09:18 AM 875 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I decided to go with elm and mahogany (sepele) for the main woods. I re-sawed two pieces of elm that had great figure and color. When I started to do a book match I realized that all the figure was on one end of each board and it would be out of balance on the table top. I found a simple solution by flipping one board on each end for end. and I sandwiched them between mahogany boards, I am installing bread board ends next and I decided to use Black and White Ebony Plugs in the project.

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#1 posted 05-24-2015 02:33 PM

That’s some pretty fancy elm and I like the way you arranged the grain to showcase it. Carry on…....

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#2 posted 05-26-2015 02:57 PM

In person the elm is even more impressive, a lot of green, yellow red and brown grains. I was very hapy the way the grain matched with the shelf as well.

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