Walnut & Padauk Side Table – “Defiance”

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Project by WOODCEPTUAL posted 07-22-2015 01:57 PM 49168 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yay!!! I am beyond thrilled with how this Walnut & Padauk side table turned out! I painstakingly chiseled every joint by hand and ALMOST enjoyed every second of it! ;) This was my first time working with Padauk and I must say, for a flatboarder, it was extremely workable. My only complaint would be that it chiseled very unpredictably, unlike the walnut also used in this table. I have some fears that Padauk will keep its vibrant red/orange color, but I visited TONS of woodworking sites, and apparently, shellac followed by a UV-inhibiting top coat will do the trick… time will tell.

I’ll be be doing many more oblique cross lap dovetail pieces in the future… each playing with joinery in a different way. Think I’m gonna put a ridiculously high price tag on this one so I don’t feel too guilty for keeping it, hehe!!

That reminds me… going to check lumberjocks posts for how to better sell Fine Furniture… wish I could find a way to sell quickly AND for the price point that is indicative of the work put in!

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)

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#1 posted 07-22-2015 02:29 PM

Great work here, I love the woods you chose!

-- -- Measure twice, cut once; why, did the wood grow?

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#2 posted 07-22-2015 02:30 PM

Fantastic creation, great craftsmanship. Good luck with the sale.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 07-22-2015 04:20 PM

Super creative design. The contrast in the woods is gorgeous!

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#4 posted 07-22-2015 06:26 PM

You come up with some awesome designs. Beautifully done!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 07-22-2015 07:58 PM

Excellent work and I like the great grain combo!

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#6 posted 07-23-2015 12:16 PM

Incredible design, amaizing leg’s joints! Colours are great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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