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Project by handi posted 08-19-2007 07:02 PM 2169 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got around to getting some decent pictures of the Vanity Table I built for my wife.

The field of the top is a very unique douglas fir that I aquired some time ago. The carcase is figured mahogany.

The design is original, I combined Federal Style elements that I liked into a new whole.

The legs and mirror uprights were turned on the lathe then I hand cut the reeds and flutes. Wasn’t nearly as much work as I was fearing!

I’ve added a third picture to show the “birds eye” fir. I was able to resaw this board into three 1/8” veneers. When I saw it, I knew that I wanted to build this type of table with it. Sometimes the wood tells you what it wants to become!

-- www.consultingwoodworker.com





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Dorje

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#1 posted 08-19-2007 08:00 PM

Really superb work!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Robb

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#2 posted 08-19-2007 08:09 PM

Great job. I really like the inlay on the top. It almost looks like it’s 3-dimensional in the picture!

-- Robb

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handi

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#3 posted 08-19-2007 08:14 PM

Thanks for the warm comments. It is one of my favorite pieces.

-- www.consultingwoodworker.com

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 08-19-2007 10:37 PM

very nice, very elegant.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Bob Babcock

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#5 posted 08-20-2007 03:39 AM

Beautiful….love that fir. What a gorgeous grain. Nice job setting it of with the banding as well. Your wife must love it.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Dan'um Style

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#6 posted 08-20-2007 04:04 AM

you do nice work

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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handi

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#7 posted 08-20-2007 04:33 AM

Thanks Guys. Nice to finally have pictures to post! LOL

-- www.consultingwoodworker.com

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 08-20-2007 02:21 PM

magnificent. Well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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bigpops0259

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#9 posted 08-24-2007 04:20 AM

Very Elegant. What more can I say.

-- Marty Ohio

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mrtrim

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#10 posted 10-13-2007 08:36 PM

sweet!
woulnt mine gettin my mitts on some of that fir ! great job

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handi

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#11 posted 10-13-2007 11:41 PM

mrtrim,

It is unique. I’ve never even heard of anything quite like it. I’ve shown samples to many very experienced people, and nobody I know has seem anything like it. I’m shocked that I managed to get my hands on it!

I’ve got a bit of it left, working on a few projects to use it on.

Ralph

-- www.consultingwoodworker.com

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shaun

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#12 posted 10-14-2007 01:34 PM

Beautiful work, love all the detail in it.

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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TomK

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#13 posted 01-02-2008 11:39 PM

I love that figured Douglas Fir! Design is very unique too.

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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Blake

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#14 posted 01-03-2008 12:14 AM

Gorgeous work! I totally agree with you about the wood telling you what it wants to become.

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

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stanley2

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#15 posted 02-28-2008 04:39 PM

I like it! I’m in Fir country and that is one pretty piece of wood used to great effect

-- Phil in British Columbia

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