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Project by tinnman65 posted 06-29-2014 06:46 PM 1101 views 5 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this table from a picture I found on Pintrest of a 19th century tea table. I only had one picture so there was some guess work involved. I thought it was going to be an easy build but I did have a few head scratching moments. I needed something to enter in the local art show with a lily theme so I did make a few changes from the original by adding lilies to the apron and the top. The marquetry was cut with my chevolet de marquetry and although I have done marquetry before this was my third attempt on the chevy ( the second more ambitious project is all cut but still in the works). The background to the marquetry is lacewood. It was hand wiped with shellac than a coat of wax. I learned a few things from this one and have the parts for two more and hope to do a lest one as close to an exact replica as I can make. Thanks for looking

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams





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tnwood

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#1 posted 06-29-2014 08:38 PM

Challenging to say the least. Although I’m not big into artsy things, I like this piece. Are the inlaid vertical panels floating somehow? I’m not quite sure what I am seeing. Well done.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 06-29-2014 09:13 PM

Very nice job. Looks like you made some good guesses where necessary. Are the legs made from 2 parts or is that piece bend off of one leg?

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

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EPJartisan

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#3 posted 06-29-2014 10:03 PM

Great execution!!! Love flower-table concepts… Pintrest is dangerous..lol

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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tinnman65

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#4 posted 06-29-2014 10:45 PM

tnwood, the vertical panels are attached to a hexagon shaped piece of wood used to attach the top and the bottom of the panel is captured in the bottom little stiles or whatever you would call them.

TopamaxSurvivor, The bent piece off the leg is a separate piece. That was the hardest part because the legs tapper and also splay out and if the dimension at that point in the leg varied at all the piece had to be fitted to its own spot.

Thanks for the comments guys

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 06-29-2014 10:48 PM

Beautiful Table!!! The marquetry looks very elegant.

-- Dennis Zongker

#6 posted 06-29-2014 11:45 PM

Nice work, Paul.

Don

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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Woodbridge

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#7 posted 06-30-2014 12:22 AM

beautiful table

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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siavosh

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#8 posted 06-30-2014 12:57 AM

Amazing work.

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grizzman

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#9 posted 06-30-2014 01:08 AM

this is a beautiful table, and the rose inlays are perfect, how did it do at the show you entered it in..

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 06-30-2014 01:59 AM

I thought those might be a nearly impossible accomplishment in one piece ;-)

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

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savannah505

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#11 posted 06-30-2014 04:01 AM

Wow Paul, super piece, you’ve been busy I see, this is a beautiful table.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Dan Wiggins

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#12 posted 06-30-2014 05:16 AM

Awsome table. I admire various technics!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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stefang

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#13 posted 06-30-2014 11:26 AM

A work of art Paul. It looks anything but easy to me. You did a wonderful job with the design and the craftsmanship. I’m really glad to see you posting something done with your new Chevalet.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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kiefer

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#14 posted 06-30-2014 02:46 PM

Beautiful artistic table and you presented the LILY theme well with the overall design and marquetry ,
all the elements work well together .

-- Kiefer 松

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#15 posted 06-30-2014 04:35 PM

looks challenging, and quite lovely.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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