"Butterflies" Shaker table

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Project by Isra posted 03-24-2016 10:05 PM 1128 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, I wanted to share my last custom made piece. It is based on the Shaker style, but I added some inlays on the top, some ebony butterflies. I used the wood from an old oak that I cut down few years ago. I made it only eith hand tools, and it was very fun to make. The drawers sides are made form quarter sawn maple, the darwers bottoms are made of quartersawn ash. And the knob are made of abony with a dot of holly. the finish is french polish, I love this finish.
You can see the process in my blog, it is in spanish so sorry because of google translator!I have two post about it.

The Shaker table I and The Shaker table II

I hope tou like it and if youdecide to visit the blog, I hope that you enjoy it.
Thanks for watching and commenting.


-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria),

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#1 posted 03-24-2016 11:39 PM

Great looking piece – the angles and finish details add a lot of interest

-- Greg Simon

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#2 posted 03-24-2016 11:56 PM

Beautiful table! I like the Shaker simplicity, with the fine details!

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

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#3 posted 03-25-2016 12:08 AM

Thanks a lot for your nice comments.
Greg I love the angles on tables and the chalenge that they represent when working with hand tools, and finishing with shellac is so relaxing.
Dean it was difficult to decide the details that would not interfear with the Shaker style but also add personality to the piece but I´m also happy with the result.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria),

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#4 posted 03-25-2016 01:19 PM

nice work

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#5 posted 03-25-2016 04:09 PM

Thanks David!

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria),

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