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Project by Darrell Peart posted 08-02-2014 02:06 PM 3339 views 24 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another of my Rafter Tail pieces. I had debated whether to add these photos to my other Rafter Tail Coffee table (with fused glass) – but decided the wood top changed the feel of the piece enough to warrant its own posting.

I think the top would work as some sort of highly figured wood as well – not necessarily mahogany.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop





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#1 posted 08-02-2014 02:16 PM

Another beautiful piece! Always a fan of your work.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 08-02-2014 02:18 PM

Darrell, this table is beautiful and you’ve done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 08-02-2014 02:27 PM

Beautiful craftsmanship and outstanding design!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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SteveGaskins

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#4 posted 08-02-2014 03:54 PM

Wow Darrell, absolutely stunning! This table is beyond beautiful. Would you be willing to share how you finished your table? Added to favorites.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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Darrell Peart

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#5 posted 08-02-2014 04:06 PM

Thanks everyone!
Steve – I blogged about my finish here…
http://darrellpeart.blogspot.com/2009/02/greene-and-greene-wood-finishing.html

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#6 posted 08-02-2014 04:29 PM

stunning table & very cool design. I love the table, but if it were in my house, I’d snag my pants leg on the tail pieces, or bark my leg bones :-)

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Darrell Peart

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#7 posted 08-02-2014 04:36 PM

Hi Michelle,
Thank you.
Megan Fitzpatrick thought the rafter tails would get in the way too – until she saw the piece in person.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#8 posted 08-02-2014 05:02 PM

it turned out beautiful, i love the space between the top and the bottom which would look to be support pieces, to me it makes me feel like there is air supporting the table, hard to explain…but i do like it…

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

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#9 posted 08-02-2014 05:16 PM

excellent

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#10 posted 08-02-2014 06:43 PM

Great table and thanks for posting. I especially liked the blog on finishing recipes.
Thanks

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#11 posted 08-02-2014 08:28 PM

Darrell,

You never disappoint! The table is exquisite.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#12 posted 08-02-2014 09:50 PM

Darrell,

Another fine example of the Master at work. The addition of the eves on the corners does set it appart. As well as the materials. Oh yeah and the craftsman who made it. :<)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Darrell Peart

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#13 posted 08-02-2014 10:18 PM

Thanks everyone!

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#14 posted 08-03-2014 12:44 AM

I checked out your books on Amazon and decided to buy! Thanks for you advice on finish.

Oh did I say say that I really liked your table? Yes I do….

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#15 posted 08-03-2014 01:16 AM

Looks awesome. The details are what make this table great

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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