Jellyfish Table

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Project by Blake posted 08-16-2009 09:21 PM 4443 views 7 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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This project was a commissioned by a client who wanted a table built specifically for a “Jellyfish Lamp” handmade by another artist. It will sit in her front entryway.

My challenge was to design a table that complimented the lamp as well as the eclectic style of the rest of the house. It struck me that each piece of furniture in her house was an interesting, stand-alone piece of art. And many of them feature organic curves and vibrant colors.

The lamp has an illuminated blown-glass head and copper wires for tentacles… (its almost four feet tall)

The top is highly-figured Maple with blue aniline die, finished with lacquer. The oval apron is laminated from strips of Mahogany and finished with linseed oil. The legs are laminated from strips of Maple and finished with linseed oil.

The entire building process is journaled in my blog HERE.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#1 posted 08-16-2009 09:26 PM

Great job on the table.

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#2 posted 08-16-2009 09:28 PM

The lamp explains the table. And that is one slick table.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#3 posted 08-16-2009 09:33 PM

Hey Blake
Well done start to finish great design,execution, and finish,

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 08-16-2009 09:33 PM

Blake, I was out in the shop working on my current project and came inside for lunch and BAM!!!! There it is done. You have truly outdone yourself with your latest project. You have designed a piece of art as unique as the piece that inspired it. I think that the top is just unbelieveably beautiful with the dye stain and the entire piece seems to float weightlessly on the those legs. Can’t wait for you to get the clients reaction. Amazing job Blake.

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#5 posted 08-16-2009 09:34 PM

Thats sweet looking blake. how is the stability of the legs? That would be my only concern…how tippy is it?

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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#6 posted 08-16-2009 09:43 PM

WOW, what a piece of ART !!!
Incredible and beautiful, what else can I say…...........
Another masterpiece to your credit and this one should be in a contest somewhere and win best of show and best of everything !!!!

thanks for sharing the entire process and you know…............... it still seems like the water is flowing off the edge !!!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#7 posted 08-16-2009 09:43 PM

Its not bad. Its more stable than it looks I guess. It wobbles a little but nothing that would cause a problem.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#8 posted 08-16-2009 09:48 PM

The top on that is absolutely stunning. Well done

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#9 posted 08-16-2009 10:12 PM

Blake thats a greatlooking table mate you did a fine job


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#10 posted 08-16-2009 10:13 PM


I can’t wait to see it with the lamp.

Your creative and technical execution have been fantastic on this one.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 08-16-2009 10:17 PM

Something different alright!

A very cool design, & I have to say, I like it much better than the lamp.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#12 posted 08-16-2009 10:21 PM

There it is!! Fantastic!!
Great job, was really fun watching your progress. That blue is too fantastic! that table is a great compliment to the sculpture.
Well done!!!!!

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

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#13 posted 08-16-2009 10:32 PM

Blake: A great looking table. Nice job and complementary to the lamp.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#14 posted 08-16-2009 10:40 PM

Great job. I love the blue dye on that curly maple.

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

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#15 posted 08-16-2009 10:44 PM

I really like that table; the blue dye turned out great.

-- Tim, Plant City FL

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