Need Help with my Salmon Inlay Cypress Table

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Blog entry by OregonBurls posted 10-28-2011 01:11 AM 6212 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I need some help. I have this Cypress slab that checked and just would like your opinion what you would do with the cracks. some of these are 1/2”wide. should I leave it or fill it . should I butterfly it? Not sure. and what do you think I should charge for this. The inlay is Old growth redwood burl. and I will have a burl base for it.

Thnaks for your help.
Go Yah! I need to finish it by this Tuesday.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#1 posted 10-28-2011 01:19 AM

Well, if you don’t want the butterfly to show, could you install it on the bottom only? Maybe fill the cracks with crushed Turquoise? They are available at Other colors are available as well. Good luck.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 10-28-2011 04:11 AM

if it were me, i would butter fly the cracks with some small butterflys, then i would fill the rest of the crack with black epoxy…or whatever color you choose, as for price, its really hard in this economy, but i would think that something like that should go for 800 or more…you might have to test the waters and see what happens, if your able to get it in front of a crowd that has money, you might command 1200 or there abouts…just depends on who your around, things like this need to be shown to people who have the money to spend, up scale art shows…you dont want to cheapen your work by selling it for to low, but you also want to be realistic …good luck …its a very beautiful table…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 10-31-2011 08:04 AM

I would butterfly with smolts if on the top, but would prefer to do it on the bottom.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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