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Project by bfd posted 10-16-2009 02:23 AM 2444 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The best type of customer to me is a repeat customer. When I went to drop off my last project shown below
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my client showed me a hand made basket that they purchased on a recent trip. They wanted to use it as a side table in their tv room between two chairs and asked if I would build them a round top for it. The client decided to use teak veneer. Since the piece called for the edge to be beveled on the bottom I decided to use quarter sawn red oak for the substrate since this meant that the edge would be exposed. I decided on quarter sawn red oak for two reasons. Less movement and for a close color/texture match. The top is held in place by a 3/4” x 18”round black mdf apron that sits snuggly over the baskets rim (not visible in the pictures). I was careful to make sure that the veneer was balanced centered and bookmatched properly.
The finish is 2 coats of Tung Oil to bring out the grain followed by 5 coats of wipe on poly and then waxed.

Dimensions: 30”dia x 3/4” thick.





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EternalDesign

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#1 posted 10-16-2009 03:32 AM

Rules as always dude. Love your stuff

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design http://www.eternal-furniture.com

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Napaman

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#2 posted 10-16-2009 04:15 AM

well in my line of work we frown upon repeat customers…of course in woodoworking that is great…

Nice job…looks like a fun piece for the owners…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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huff

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#3 posted 10-16-2009 04:28 AM

Brian, Cool top for the basket, wish we could see the table next to the chairs. I also liked your last project with the Wenge and Walnut. I have a customer right now that loves Wenge and everything I design for her has to have Wenge in the design. You do very nice work.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#4 posted 10-16-2009 06:46 AM

neat

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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bfd

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#5 posted 10-17-2009 06:33 PM

MATT You are right as a teacher you definitely aren’t looking for repeat customers. :-0
Thanks guys for the complements.

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#6 posted 11-19-2009 06:37 AM

Whoa, thats cool. I missed this before. Good proportions from the base to the top.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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