small table with inlay

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Project by StLouisWoodworker posted 08-01-2014 09:37 PM 1089 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was motivated for the inlay pattern by a picture in an article about using dividers by Steve Latta in the Aug. 2014 issue of Fine Woodworking. The woods I used are Peruvian walnut (top), American walnut (legs), English sycamore (lines, leaves) and padauk. It’s small: height 23.5”, width 15.5”, depth 8.5”. Finish: 4 coats of shellac, 1 polyurethane topcoat, wax.

-- Don Snyder (38.6N, 90.3W)

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#1 posted 08-01-2014 09:49 PM

Beautiful!! Work Don, ~ fits right in with the rest of your Projects!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#2 posted 08-01-2014 10:17 PM

BRAVO !!! I’m seeing some Warren May / Kentucky there.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#3 posted 08-01-2014 11:56 PM

beautiful table.lovely inlay work.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 08-02-2014 01:05 AM

Wonderful display of artistry and top notch craftsmanship. Can I get lessons when I finally decide to tackle inlay?

Congratulations on a beautiful project.


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#5 posted 08-02-2014 01:23 AM

I love it! Simple and elegant. Beautiful table.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#6 posted 08-02-2014 01:31 AM

Wow! Thanks for all the nice comments. I’m amazed at how quickly they come in after posting a project. There must be LJs online all the time. Brian: let’s talk. Any LJ in STL: let’s talk. cheers to all…....... Don (AKA STLouisWoodworker)

-- Don Snyder (38.6N, 90.3W)

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#7 posted 08-02-2014 02:54 AM

Elegant and classy. Thanks for posting.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#8 posted 08-02-2014 09:43 AM

small, graceful details always catch my eye. This top is very appealing.

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#9 posted 08-02-2014 04:28 PM

Excellent build! Love the inlay work.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#10 posted 09-04-2014 08:53 PM

Absolutely beautiful table Don! I’ve been lucky enough to see this table in person and the pictures don’t do it justice!!

-- Mike S., Illinois, South Pond Woodworks

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