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Project by Timberwerks posted 01-23-2010 12:11 AM 1350 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Walnut for this hall table came from a tree felled by lighting during a summer storm. This is the first table I used butterfly shaped inserts for stabilizing the cracks rather than the familiar bow ties. It is also the first time I used stainless steel in my work, 3/4” stainless steel rods join the leg sections. The legs are attached to the top with fox wedged tenons. Buttery inserts are Ebony and Wenge. Finish is an oil / varnish mix. Table is 33”H x 48”W x 22”D, completed July 2009.

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Kate

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#1 posted 01-23-2010 12:21 AM

Beautiful piece of walnut. Nice job.

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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Timberwerks

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#2 posted 01-23-2010 12:31 AM

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#3 posted 01-23-2010 12:53 AM

I like the stylized butterfly keys you made. Aside from the craftsmanship, I think the curly figure on the bend is an excellent natural design element. I can imagine how it looks like that part of the tree was pushed down like a bendy straw. That should be in a gallery if it isn’t already.

-- It's only wood.

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Timberwerks

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#4 posted 01-23-2010 01:00 AM

Thank you for your comment. Yes, this table is in Underwood Gallery in Wawautosa, WI. I wanted to do something different with the keys rather than the familiar bow tie. I do like this design, it works well with the natural edge.

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#5 posted 01-23-2010 03:47 AM

Very Nakashima-esque. Great job.

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Timberwerks

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#6 posted 01-23-2010 04:03 AM

Thank you. Most of my work is now Nakashima or natural edged inspired. I’m working on a Walnut cabinet with natural edge door panel. I try to incorporate a bit of natural edge in every piece.

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#7 posted 01-23-2010 04:04 AM

well done cool

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#8 posted 01-23-2010 04:06 AM

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