|Project by WoodMosaics||posted 10-25-2008 12:59 AM||2542 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
I call this my “Large Flickering Lone Star” Walnut table. The pattern on the table is the “Lone Star” quilt pattern. The flickering part comes because I alternated light and dark wood, which gives it the illusion of movement. You can sometimes have a light headed feeling when you see it; it plays with your eyes. The table stands 30” tall and is 47” wide. There are over 6000 pieces on the entire table. The pieces are used over the edge and onto the pedestal and feet of the table. The table is finished in its natural color with 6 or 8 coats of varnish. After the varnish hardens for at least a month, I level it and buff it to a high shine. The pieces are a bit over 3/16” thick, glued onto a Baltic Birch base, so they hold up much better than a thin veneer.
The type of wood is listed on the bottom of the table from the center out. (1) “Pink Ivory” from South Africa, (2) “Gabon Ebony” from Africa, (3) “Tulipwood” from Brazil, (4) “Redwood Burl” from California, (5) “Sumac” from upstate New York, (6) “Monkey Pod Wood” from Hawaii, (7) “Kentucky Coffee” from Kentucky, (8) “Purpleheart” from Central or South America, (9) “Satinwood from Brazil, (10) “Chechem” from Mexico, (11) “Sycamore” from Missouri, (12) “Lacewood” from Australia, (13) “Oak” from Missouri, (14) “Wenge” from West Africa, (15) Birds Eye Maple” from Eastern US, (16) “Bloodwood” from South America, (17) “Zebrawood” from West Africa, (18) “Black Limba” from Africa, (19) “Tree Of Heaven” from US but native to China, (20) “Macassar Ebony” from the East Indies, (21) “Satinwood” from Sri Lanka, (22) “Smoke Tree”, (23) “Hackberry” and (24) “Walnut” from Missouri.
On the bottom I signed it, listed the wood, dated it and put the number of the table. As with everything I make I can find flaws in each item, be it box or table. It’s not perfect but you’ll look a long time to find a prettier table.
This next picture is a close up of in toward the center of the top;
This video shows the ability of wood to reflect light according to the way the grain is going.
Thank you for looking,
-- It’s not so much what we know that causes the trouble, it’s what we know that’s not so.