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"Decorative Parquetry, Dinning Table"

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Project by Dennis Zongker posted 10-02-2008 04:52 AM 3943 views 18 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This 54” diameter table top has Maple, Birch, Walnut, & Ebony. I cut the parquetry with a scalpel, using the “Window Method” The outside bullnose edge is glued up with “Five” 1/8” layers of solid maple. The radius rings of ebony, were glued up on radius templates, with “Three layers of 3/32” to equal the 1/4” ebony inlays.
The center opening is open with a 3/8” thick, beveled glass insert. So that you could see the custom metal table base, of rings of spheres. I clear coated the top with “Three” coats of Magnalac dull precatalyzed lacquer. I was thinking of doing a blog on all my steps with pictures. Let me know if any one would be interested. Thank you. “Also my brother Dan, designed the table”.
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Close up of Parquetry
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Showing the three line shooting star

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The other side of the shooting star

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A shot threw the 3/8” beveled glass, showing the table base.

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The ring of birch & ebony, were the glass sets

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Showing the bullnose and the tip of the ebony.
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Close up
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The metal base.

-- Dennis Zongker





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trifern

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#1 posted 10-02-2008 04:57 AM

Wow! I love your design and the execution is flawless. The metal and wood really work well together. I would defintely like to see a blog. Thanks for sharing, Dennis.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Rj

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#2 posted 10-02-2008 04:58 AM

Dennis I always love to see what you’ll come up with next ! Your work is always superb to say the least you are a master of masters .

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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Bigdogs117

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#3 posted 10-02-2008 05:28 AM

That is AWESOME!!! The design is stunning. Thanks for posting.

I too would love to see a blog on this. Great job

-- Rusty

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savannah505

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#4 posted 10-02-2008 05:37 AM

Hey Dennis – Beautiful work as usual, an inspiration to us all, superbly clean lines in your inlay, and metal work is also outstanding.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 10-02-2008 05:39 AM

A beautiful artistic creation with great craftsmanship. The design of the inlays is outstanding.

Do you also do the iron work ?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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mcshaker

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#6 posted 10-02-2008 06:04 AM

I see things like this. And, I feel silly posting. Because, all i can say is “Wow!”

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#7 posted 10-02-2008 06:26 AM

Talk about style and substance. Dennis You nailed it with this one!

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Woodhacker

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#8 posted 10-02-2008 07:36 AM

Dennis, I love your work…and your company’s work…this piece is no exception! What an amazing combination of creativity, design and construction.

I would love to see a blog on this…by the way the pictures here are excellent. Thanks for posting this table.

-- Martin, Kansas

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ND2ELK

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#9 posted 10-02-2008 11:19 AM

Exquisite detail and design! You are a true craftsman of your craft. Outstanding work!

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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FlWoodRat

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#10 posted 10-02-2008 12:54 PM

The table is beautiful. And yes, I’d love to see a blog on how you worked through the project. Thanks for posting this inspriational piece of functional art.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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GaryK

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#11 posted 10-02-2008 01:52 PM

Looks great as always.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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ryno101

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#12 posted 10-02-2008 01:58 PM

Wow… this one really caught my eye. I too would be glad to see a blog on the process.

Excellent work, thanks!

-- Ryno

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Karson

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#13 posted 10-02-2008 02:22 PM

Wow, Wow, Wow. A truly out of this world creation.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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lew

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#14 posted 10-02-2008 02:41 PM

What an absolute masterpiece!!

Eating off of this table would be like using a Rembrant to cover a plaster crack! Sacrilege !!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Douglas Bordner

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#15 posted 10-02-2008 02:58 PM

Came out as beautifully as expected. What a wonderful piece of artwork, Dennis. With the glass in and the view of the armillary sphere built into the leg set, it’s a geometrical tour de force.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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