Birdseye maple and walnut coasters

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Project by Jesse Friesen posted 01-22-2010 04:21 PM 2569 views 25 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a few coasters I made so that drinks would not get set on all the furniture I have made(hopefully). They are Birdseye maple and walnut. Not sure what the dowel is made of but I liked that hint of red it gives. I put cork in the recess where the drink sits.

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#1 posted 01-22-2010 05:01 PM

Those look to be very well done. You have also given me another gift idea. Thanks for posting.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 01-22-2010 05:03 PM

Very well done! I like the edge detail, makes them ‘more than your average coaster’ !

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#3 posted 01-22-2010 05:40 PM

Very Nice!!! I like the contrasting woods and the underside edge detail.

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#4 posted 01-22-2010 05:46 PM

Nice coasters well done

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#5 posted 01-22-2010 06:09 PM

These are nice. Nice little project you got there.


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#6 posted 01-22-2010 06:19 PM

looks like a great artistic sculpture… and then SURPRISE – you can use it!
I like how they sit on an angle in the holder.
Nicely done.

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#7 posted 01-22-2010 06:35 PM

Very nice design… simple yet effective and very useful… I am quickly becoming a fan of birdseye maple, now if I can just get my hands on a lot of it… hmmmm, the possibilities… thanks for posting…

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#8 posted 01-22-2010 07:42 PM

How thick are the coasters ? I really like the added profile and the holder as well : )

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#9 posted 01-22-2010 09:19 PM

Very handsome project.

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#10 posted 01-22-2010 09:24 PM

Very nice job. I did a similar set a while back:
Love the wood selection of yours. The cove on the bottom is a nice touch.

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#11 posted 01-22-2010 10:17 PM

Super lookin coasters. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#12 posted 01-22-2010 11:12 PM

Thanks guys. They are 3/4” thick.

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#13 posted 01-23-2010 02:09 AM

Very nice. Again, some gift ideas!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#14 posted 01-23-2010 03:52 AM

This is what is missing from the furniture I have already made. I NEED to make some coasters! Great job.

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