Coffee Table

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Project by pistolero posted 10-01-2016 05:59 PM 1089 views 16 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Coffee table with leaf inlay. The base is cherry and top is curly maple. Six total leaves – 2 black walnut, 2 oak, 2 cherry. The base is finished with tung oil and shellac. The top is finished with Polycrylic (first time using this – wanted tough finish that does not darken with age – time will tell).

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#1 posted 10-01-2016 06:23 PM

Wow! A beautiful table indeed love the leaf wrapped over the edge. Welcome to LJs.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#2 posted 10-01-2016 06:46 PM

Absolutely beautiful work of art, indeed. I too, love the wrapped leaf over the edge of the table. I have always liked this style of furniture/inlay. Still planning to incorporate it into my pieces one day. Welcome aboard. Glad you are here.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#3 posted 10-01-2016 06:46 PM

I second the “Wow”, the inlays looks look amazing, how thin did you cut them out, they look as thin as a leaf, great work

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#4 posted 10-01-2016 07:11 PM

Fantastic and that folded leaf is out of this world. I wish I had such talent!

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#5 posted 10-01-2016 08:40 PM

Nice! The table itself is great, but the inlays take it to the next level!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 10-01-2016 10:30 PM

The table, without the leaves, is very nice. But the leaves really makes it a work of art. I’ll bet everyone that sees it will check them out. Well done.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#7 posted 10-02-2016 12:19 AM

Very impressive. Beautiful inlays. And welcome to lumberjocks!

-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking

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#8 posted 10-02-2016 02:10 AM

Wow, that looks hard. Very nice work.

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#9 posted 10-02-2016 03:21 AM

WOW! Excellent work. I like how you wrapped that leaf around the edge.

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#10 posted 10-02-2016 05:56 AM

That is an exceptional piece!
The inlays are gorgeous and I really like the over the edge one!

Reminds me of the one David Marks did with one Maple leaf inlay.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#11 posted 10-02-2016 02:02 PM

nice inlays

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#12 posted 10-02-2016 02:44 PM

Wow so awesome. The leaf inlays are stunning!! What do you think about making the leaves from the wood they represent? Oak leaves, walnut leaves, and cherry leaves, just a thought!! The polycrylic will hold up over time. I use acrylic poly on about 95% of my projects for my clients and it holds up well over time. It won’t leave water rings, it’s tough as nails when it 100% full cures in 30 days, and is so easy to clean. Such a great job on this table!!!!!!

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA,

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#13 posted 10-02-2016 03:09 PM

This is a very nice looking table. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

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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#14 posted 10-02-2016 05:36 PM

Loved the inlays! Just came back from Canada a few days ago…:))

-- Michael Makarevich (CrazyRussianWoodShop):

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#15 posted 10-02-2016 06:11 PM

awesome , love the ones going over the side ,should do a blog

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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