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Project by Simeond posted 01-01-2015 12:17 AM 1450 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a long strip of left-over walnut which had a long strip of pretty straight sapwood. So I turned it into a veneer and book-matched it for this table. The base is Katalpa wood (super light, but very stable).

Any and all critique/comments welcome!

-- "...a band of small discoveries, strung like pearls on a thread of curiosity, lending richness to our work...." - James Krenov....... soulcraftwoodshop.com





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#1 posted 01-01-2015 01:22 AM

oh yea, i love this walnut, the top is super nice….

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

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#2 posted 01-01-2015 12:16 PM

The top is absolutely dynamite ! not too sure about the base, just doesn’t work for me but overall GREAT JOB !!

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#3 posted 01-01-2015 04:28 PM

It’s a table with very unique base.
I guess it took a long time to build it.

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#4 posted 01-01-2015 05:01 PM

I fully appreciate a critique too. The base is unique, but I find it aesthetically pleasing. Modern and original.

The top is utterly gorgeous.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#5 posted 01-01-2015 06:06 PM

Wondering how thick the veneer is? Also widths?

Great, design,form and color balance in the piece.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Simeond

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#6 posted 01-01-2015 06:13 PM

Hey, Doc! The veneer is about 1/8” thick and each piece is about 7” wide.

-- "...a band of small discoveries, strung like pearls on a thread of curiosity, lending richness to our work...." - James Krenov....... soulcraftwoodshop.com

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#7 posted 01-01-2015 06:58 PM

Thanks,

Have you done reading or study on Art Furniture?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Simeond

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#8 posted 01-01-2015 07:09 PM

Doc: I did do a fair bit of study on the studio furniture movement (Esherick, Krenov, nakashima etc…). There’s a great book called the makers hand. You have more suggestions?

-- "...a band of small discoveries, strung like pearls on a thread of curiosity, lending richness to our work...." - James Krenov....... soulcraftwoodshop.com

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#9 posted 01-01-2015 09:50 PM

That is another very special piece ten out of ten once again.Wonderful it reminds me in size etc to a nice japanese dining table I designed and made for Russell my so .On that the underbody had to be coopered to allow four people to sit and have their knees onder it. as requested by him.I was made from two pices of soldid timber which came from a school scence lab.yours is truyl nice, Happy new year too Brother. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 01-02-2015 03:52 AM

David Savages “Furniture with Soul.” Check out

http://pritameames.com

The archives section. i plan to post a blog pretty soon on Thomas Hucker’s MN seminar I went to in November.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 01-02-2015 12:46 PM

Outstanding design, awsome straight lines!Wood colours are great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 01-02-2015 01:52 PM

Fabulous resource, Doc. Thanks for sharing.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#13 posted 01-02-2015 02:56 PM

Superb design, love the colors and catalpa, huh? pretty cool.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#14 posted 01-02-2015 05:54 PM

Buckethead,

Your welcome!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Simeond

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#15 posted 01-04-2015 03:43 AM

Doc: I LOVE the archives narrative on the Pritam & Eames site! It was my first introduction to “studio furniture” in depth. I now live close to one of the artisans who showed there in the mid-80s (one of Krenovs first students), and can’t get enough of picking his brain!!!

-- "...a band of small discoveries, strung like pearls on a thread of curiosity, lending richness to our work...." - James Krenov....... soulcraftwoodshop.com

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