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Walnut Table w/Zebrawood Trim

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Project by Bruce posted 1909 days ago 2179 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this table for a friend whose ex sent her a couple of pieces of Zebra a while back and she asked me to build her a table with it. There was not enough Zebra to make a table out of so, I added some walnut I had left over from my coffee table and came up with this. My buddy Dan Pleska helped me sand the top flat, last August, with his drum sander. Shows you how long it takes me to finish a project, what with winter and life interfering. The “secret drawer” is a late add-on that she requested after her mom passed away in November. I made the curved section from a piece of cherry firewood using a technique I picked up watching David Marks. It really “works.” Get it? WoodWorks? LOL – I better leave the jokes to others and “stick” with wood. (I got a million of em). The table is mostly assembled with pockethole screws. I love new toys! PS: I have a really cool story from this past weekend trip to Woodcraft. I’ll try to blog it.

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?





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Sawtooth

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#1 posted 1909 days ago

That looks nice. I really like the combination of the walnut and zebra woods.

-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1909 days ago

Hey Bruce this a most outstanding table I love the the wood choices.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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tinnman65

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#3 posted 1909 days ago

Very nice Bruce, That secret drawer is pretty cool. Very nice mix of wood

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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Spoontaneous

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#4 posted 1909 days ago

Yeah, that secret drawer is a nice addition. Good looking table. My ex never sent me any wood, threatened me with a piece…

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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griff

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#5 posted 1909 days ago

Great looking table Bruce.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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Napaman

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#6 posted 1909 days ago

beautiful!!! what a nice blend of woods…i have only worked with zebra wood for pens…and i like working with it a lot…but this is stunning as a complimentary wood…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Betsy

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#7 posted 1909 days ago

Very nice. The secret drawer is a good thing.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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savannah505

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#8 posted 1909 days ago

Sweet looking table, nice combination.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Dan Pleska

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#9 posted 1909 days ago

That table turned out real nice. I also like the drawer. Nice touch.

-- Dan, West Virginia, http://www.danpleskaCreations.com

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WoodSpanker

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#10 posted 1909 days ago

Wow, thats supercool! Even with the bad jokes! :)

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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Craig55

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#11 posted 1909 days ago

Great job. I like the two woods together. I might have to pick up some zebra wood myself.

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mtnwild

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#12 posted 1908 days ago

Great looking table, great idea on the secret drawer. Beautiful craftsmanship! Thanks…........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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wildfire

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#13 posted 1881 days ago

Bruce’s work is more beautiful then any I have seen in any store. I am very fortunate to have this beautiful table. Plus watching him work, gave me “slight” knowledge but TONS of interest in trying a little something myself. Never seen anyone take a piece of firewood and create such a perfect hidden drawer.

-- If you don't try you will never know if you can!

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