|Project by tinnman65||posted 01-31-2009 04:21 AM||3126 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
I made this table (55”x24”) from a 10’x2’X3” slab of walnut I’ve had for some time. Having never done any live edge work before I was not sure what kind of results I would get. I wanted to inlay something on the top but I also wanted it to be subtle. I went outside grabbed a handful of leaves and wa-la I had model to work off of. I laid them on the table in different places until I was happy with the look and used the exact leaves to make the veneer copies actually using one to cover a knot with a hole in it. I filled the holes with epoxy before doing the inlay. The leaves are made of cherry veneer, maybe a little dark but I didn’t want them to pop to much. The little burl on the top left had a cut going through it from the saw mill, it must have broke there and was left sticking up about 1.5”. I left the knot hole & filled the slice with epoxy because I didn’t have the heart to just plane it flat. Its finished with a few cotes of lacquer.
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