Display Table for Chocolate Store

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Project by bearkatwood posted 10-21-2015 03:07 AM 1774 views 7 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this curly maple and walnut display table for our local chocolate store Coastal Mist.

I had their logo laser engraved in the top and cut chunk away from the table and splined in walnut just a bit larger so it would appear to coat the table. I shaped the walnut to look like it was dripping down the sides.

The hardest part was drilling a piece to wrap around a leg and shape it to look as though it was oozing down the leg, I also had to create the top molding look in walnut that had to look like it was coated. It was featured on the Travel Oregon Website.

I had a lot of fun making this one.

-- Brian Noel

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#1 posted 10-21-2015 03:45 AM

Now that turned out way cool!!!
Hope you sealed it good people will be trying to lick it for sure. lol

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#2 posted 10-21-2015 03:46 AM

LLooks incredible with those walnut (chocholate) stains. They look so authentic and real.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 10-21-2015 04:47 AM

Chocolate and woodworking, nice. Chocolate and woodworking with walnut and curly maple, AWESOME!

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#4 posted 10-21-2015 05:07 AM

Dude. So cool.

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#5 posted 10-21-2015 09:08 AM

That is really cool, love the color and sesign. Very fun.

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#6 posted 10-21-2015 09:23 AM

What a cool looking table. I had to look really close to see if the chocolate was real! I really like your work,

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#7 posted 10-21-2015 11:17 AM

Great job, great imagination

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#8 posted 10-21-2015 12:27 PM

Wow! Thats a gorgeous piece! I love the way you got the walnut to lay on top. It looks fantastic!

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#9 posted 10-21-2015 01:33 PM

beautiful piece

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#10 posted 10-21-2015 07:11 PM

Wait, ...what?.....How the hell did you do that?

First I thought you had just glued on the walnut. But you say you cut out “chunks”, and splined in walnut afterwards? Wasnt it hard to create a matching counterpart to the chunk?

You also removed a corner, that was being supported by a leg??
How did…? Damn, Im stumped for words.

That is truely an impressive table, that is sure to be a conversations piece for all the customers in the store.
Great job, thanks for sharing.


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#11 posted 10-21-2015 08:10 PM

I am very glad you liked it. While some of the “chocolate” (walnut) was just done as applique-like, the big chunks cut out were splined in and it took a bit to get it all to fit well. It is true that one corner that sits above a leg was cut away, but the splines at different angles made it fit together like a puzzle and made it very strong. The corner is also made up of three different pieces of walnut and the front skirt piece carries across to the next chunk taken out. It was a tremendous undertaking and very fun to tackle.

Thanks for all the great comment. Hope I can continue to impress you guys ;)

-- Brian Noel

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#12 posted 10-21-2015 08:49 PM

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#13 posted 10-21-2015 09:56 PM

Outstanding whimsy!! It looks so good, I just want to take a bite. :D

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#14 posted 10-21-2015 10:16 PM

That is sooooo cute.


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#15 posted 10-21-2015 10:18 PM

This will be a great display table. You’ve done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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