Red/Cherry Beech hall table

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Project by newkiwi posted 06-29-2009 10:29 AM 1482 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first commision after finishing my two year diploma course. The clients supplied the timber and the overall sizes, the rest was left to me. If you have seen rough sawn red beech its not very inspiring but from the first draw saw cut and wonderfull floral smell that came from it I was hooked. It is made to look like two small drawers but is only one to make it a more useable size. I love the way the light changes the look at the front of the drawer and top of the legs. During the making of this peice there was sadly a Air New Zealand plane crash and this inspired part of the design and just goes to show how your work can change with your emotions as you go. If asked now what would i change about it I could honestly say nothing but that I wish I had kept it.

-- Mark Gilbert Furniture Design and Making

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#1 posted 06-29-2009 11:24 AM

looks very nice…well done…..

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#2 posted 06-29-2009 12:42 PM

very nice…

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#3 posted 06-29-2009 02:44 PM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#4 posted 06-29-2009 02:56 PM

Nicely done. Great job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 06-29-2009 03:35 PM

Excellent work. I love the design of the stretchers.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 06-29-2009 05:17 PM

wonderful table well done

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 06-30-2009 02:47 AM

Very nice table, great design.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#8 posted 07-01-2009 02:39 PM

Very attractive table, your client should be pleased.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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