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Project by Teresa K. Jenkins posted 03-27-2006 05:29 PM 2860 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece is a stylized version of a particular symbol within the complex symbology created by the Akan people of Ghana, West Africa. Altering the symbol I chose into a form that could be reproduced in wood without loosing too much of its original shape and therefore its meaning was quite a design challenge. I was happy with the end result although it took twice as long to construct than I initially planned. The console is made of highly figured curly cherry with a black lacquer and Waterlox finish.





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Karson

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#1 posted 03-09-2007 06:52 AM

Teresa very nice console. I’m not familiar with black lacquer. What is it?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Verilith

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#2 posted 03-09-2007 07:10 AM

This piece is very pleasing to the eye, and I love the finish. Great job.

-- -- Marvin, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware

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#3 posted 03-09-2007 01:33 PM

This is grea!
Very unique,
Again, a great conversation piece in the home.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Lou

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#4 posted 04-02-2007 05:58 AM

very unique! is it pretty stable? is there something to reinforce the table top with? looks great! nice finish!

-- "What one can make with good tools is limited only by one's talent" (lucius-hill@comcast.net)

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#5 posted 04-02-2007 07:49 AM

Nice, done with a bandsaw or a scrollsaw?

Drew

-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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Douglas Bordner

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#6 posted 04-12-2007 04:20 PM

Wonderful piece of artwork.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#7 posted 01-28-2010 06:52 AM

This is one unique and special table super design and good build

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 10-12-2014 09:18 PM

That is a beautiful piece!!!!!!!!!!.................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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