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Peruvian walnut bar height table and stools

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Project by Gwjames posted 11-26-2015 05:24 PM 1425 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Peruvian walnut bar height table and stools
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My first paid commission. I have never been so nervous about delivering a project before. My handy work being judged by someone else, it’s nerve racking.





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Shawn LaFleur

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#1 posted 11-26-2015 07:26 PM

That is a great looking table. Nice work.

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redryder

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#2 posted 11-26-2015 08:18 PM

Not too many people would think to build matching chairs/stools.
Great idea. Do you have stripes going down the stool legs??
Don’t be so stingy with the photos.

Nicely done…................

-- mike...............

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Gwjames

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#3 posted 11-26-2015 09:08 PM

They do have maple inlays in the stool legs too, wasn’t trying to be stingy, just wasn’t gonna stand around the gentleman’s house taking pictures on thanksgiving morning haha

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#4 posted 11-26-2015 09:09 PM

Sorry it’s sideways, I’m on my phone and not sure why it’s doing that.

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#5 posted 11-26-2015 09:40 PM

Well, the flags are lookin’ good. Great stools…................

-- mike...............

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#6 posted 11-26-2015 10:11 PM

Really great looking set, I’m sure the owner will be quite pleased.

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#7 posted 11-26-2015 10:49 PM

Congrats on a very nice table and chair set.
Woodworker’s are generally their biggest critique.

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Gwjames

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#8 posted 11-26-2015 10:57 PM

I think so too, I could name probably 3 or 4 imperfections. I felt like I should point all of them out to the customer but I decided to let them ride, if he never notices them then he never notices them.

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#9 posted 11-27-2015 01:11 AM

that table is awsome, Love the color combination. Building for some one else is nerve racking, I built something for my wife’s friend husband this past summer and I can only hope he meant that he loved it. Nice work and very eye catching.

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Gwjames

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#10 posted 11-27-2015 01:24 AM

I love all the great feedback, I think the table turned out great. This was a somewhat challenging project as I used loose tennon joinery for the first time with nothing more than a router.

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#11 posted 11-27-2015 01:54 PM

Gorgeous table! I love the maple inlays.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#12 posted 11-28-2015 01:05 AM

Great looking bar table and stools! I like the wood combos, and love that Peruvian walnut! I’m sure your client will really appreciate the set, and get a lot of pleasure from them.

By the way, there’s nothing to be gained by pointing out minor flaws. I know how you feel about, in your view, of providing a “less than perfect” product to the client. You’ve got to get over that! People pay for something that’s hand made, and minor flaws are one of those things that makes it hand made!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" James Lawrence, CAPT, USN

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#13 posted 11-28-2015 04:43 PM

Those stripes make them more beautiful- excellent job!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 11-28-2015 08:37 PM

I agree, this is a beautiful set and you should indeed be proud. The contrasting woods really set it off and enhance the word “custom”!
I’m curious – what finish did you use?

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Gwjames

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#15 posted 11-28-2015 11:36 PM

I just used a polyurethane, I was going to hand rub a high gloss finish but the guy wanted it for thanksgiving and I didn’t have time to let it fully cure to be able to wet sand it. I think it still turned out pretty good though.

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