Papa's Table

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Project by Simeond posted 04-02-2016 07:00 PM 979 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a coffee table for my Grandfather who turned 97 this year. It is cherry and spalted maple. The legs and arched stretcher are cherry also, but they are burnt jet black. The burning process was a new learning experience (burn, wet-sand, burn, wet-sand – to get a an even color). The spalted maple center panel is an 1/8 in veneer on birch ply.

Any and all critique/comment welcome.

-- "...a band of small discoveries, strung like pearls on a thread of curiosity, lending richness to our work...." - James Krenov.......

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#1 posted 04-02-2016 07:48 PM

awesome job grandpa is going to love your special gift.i love the style and wood choices.normally i like to see the natural wood tone but your burnt technique really works here,great piece.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 04-02-2016 08:45 PM

Nice table.Your grandfather on 97 still drink coffee?

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#3 posted 04-02-2016 08:49 PM

This table looks very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 04-03-2016 02:21 AM

Another masterpiece from the master’s hands!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 04-03-2016 03:34 AM

LOVE LOVE LOVE the table. Beautiful.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#6 posted 04-03-2016 02:39 PM

Great table. I am curious about your burning technique. What heat source did you use?

Pat McGuire


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#7 posted 04-05-2016 10:07 PM

great design and execution. love the table.

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA -

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#8 posted 04-06-2016 02:43 PM

what a beautiful table you made for your grandpa, i know he has had to love it, i really like the wood that you used , the burning technique look very well, i think i would have had a hard time burning the cherry, i think i would have used oak, and saved the cherry for a project down the road, but we all do what we think best and i know you did a great job….it sure would be nice if you could get a picture of your grandpa with his new table.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 04-14-2016 06:16 PM

Nice table Simeond

97? I am off for a cup of coffee!! or maybe even two
as grizzman said lets see a picture of it in use!

-- Regards Robert

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