Croc Console

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Project by Teresa K. Jenkins posted 3077 days ago 2762 views 2 times favorited 7 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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#1 posted 2730 days ago

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 †

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#2 posted 2730 days ago

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 2730 days ago

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

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 2706 days ago

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" (

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#5 posted 2706 days ago

Nice, done with a bandsaw or a scrollsaw?


-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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#6 posted 2696 days ago

Wonderful piece of artwork.

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

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#7 posted 1674 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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