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Project by HarmonyHeartwood posted 09-29-2014 08:08 AM 1802 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a herring bone walnut floor, with 15 leaves cut from fall colored woods inlaid into the floor. leave styles include oak, catalpa, maple, cherry, walnut, ginko. These are the type of trees that surround my clients house. The fall colored woods I used were osage orange, paduak, zebrawood, cherry.

The second pic is of two rooms and the transition between them, made from walnut, maple and cherry. The room divider has 13 large circle inlays and 28 smaller circle inlays, representing the 13 moon cycles per year and 28 days per moon cycle.

-- God made wood good

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#1 posted 09-29-2014 12:53 PM

Was that for your place or for a customer?! What was the total man-hours for that beauty?

-- Matt at:

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#2 posted 09-29-2014 01:12 PM

That was for a customer, I can’t afford my own work! lol I was the only person that did it, so the total man hours were 10 hrs a day for 4 months, that includes milling everything from scratch from locally sourced walnut in the shop to replacing all the joists, making all the patterns, jacking up one side of the floor to replace rotted sill plates, to laying the floor, inlaying everything, sanding and finishing. And I hate doing floor work because i’m 6’6” to boot lol

-- God made wood good

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#3 posted 09-29-2014 01:43 PM


-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#4 posted 09-29-2014 04:57 PM

Easily the nicest hard wood floor I’ve ever seen. Outstanding work!

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#5 posted 09-29-2014 08:02 PM


-- mike...............

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#6 posted 09-29-2014 09:59 PM

Very impressive!

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#7 posted 09-30-2014 12:53 AM

Very nice work. I really like the leaf inlay.

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

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#8 posted 06-15-2015 11:35 PM

Beautiful work!

-- Jeff in CA

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#9 posted 03-27-2017 11:30 AM

This is astonishingly beautiful work. I’ve never seen a floor like this. It is so creative and skillfully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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