|Project by BigRedKnothead||posted 07-15-2014 02:16 AM||1280 views||4 times favorited||35 comments|
This is a small table I made as a wedding present for a dear friend. It’s made of American Black walnut and the butterflies in the top are ebony.
The design is from a Limbert Tabouret table I saw in Popular woodworking. Instead of going with the usual white oak, I took a risk. Bearing in mind that that the young lady I’m making this for has spent time as a missionary in China, I decided to give the table some Nakashima/Asian influence. So, I selected a piece of walnut with a natural void and added some butterflies. Literal butterflies. I also liked the symbolism with the two butterflies and marriage.
I did goof and get the grain direction wrong on the butterflies, but they’re 3/8” thick and should still be fairly stable. The finish is natural danish oil, satin poly, and walnut Howard’s paste wax. I was pretty happy with how it turned out and it felt good to give it as a gift.
Some pics of the build.
Questions and comments always welcome, Red
-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman