Curly Maple Hall Table

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Project by RJones posted 10-02-2007 04:21 AM 12917 views 112 times favorited 65 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a project a long time in the making! Built for my wife from Hard Maple, Curly Maple veneer, walnut accents and a Bloodwood Maple leaf inlay this was one of my most favorite projects to date! As I look back on the project as a whole the inlay was the most rewarding and relaxing ( Special thanks to The Wood Whisperer for an awesome class!!!) and the drawers probably the most challenging as they are inset with beading, use wood slides and half blind dovetails. The knobs are turned from Walnut as well. The finish consisted of one coat “Seal A Cell” and 4 coats “Arm R Seal”

Hopefully in the next couple of weeks the plans will be complete:)



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Grant Davis

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#1 posted 10-02-2007 04:23 AM

Breathtaking RJ, this looks awesome.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 10-02-2007 04:25 AM

RJ: That is a beautiful table the colors and grain figure are great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 10-02-2007 04:25 AM

Holy Moly! Now that’s a piece of furniture! Most impressive!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 10-02-2007 04:51 AM

Really great design, love that Maple

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 10-02-2007 04:53 AM

RJ, this is a GREAT piece! All your details come out nicely.

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#6 posted 10-02-2007 04:55 AM

Thanks for the kind words guys! I think anything with a decent finish and some figure can’t be bad:) Not to mention I just love the way Walnut can accent Maple:) I’ll have many more pics with the plans as I was running out of time tonight:(

Thanks again,


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#7 posted 10-02-2007 04:56 AM

Nice…very nice!

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#8 posted 10-02-2007 04:57 AM

Incredible piece of furniture. I’d love to know what it would retail for in a fine furniture store. Beautiful and well executed. I’ll be looking for the plans on your site.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 10-02-2007 05:16 AM

Fantastic. I love the way you used the grain to develop the veins of the leaves. It shows that was a rewarding part of the project. Can’t wait for the plans.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#10 posted 10-02-2007 05:17 AM


-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#11 posted 10-02-2007 05:19 AM

Stunning. I see many hours of work here to create a piece that everyone who sees will gawk at. . I know maple can be such a hard wood to get a good finish on, how did you get it to come out with no bloches? You have some great talent. Yes Caliper, can’t wait for the plans.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#12 posted 10-02-2007 05:27 AM

Nice job, I see a lot of care and attention to detail paid off by producing a stunning one of a kind work of art.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 10-02-2007 05:32 AM

Very beautiful table! Well designed, perfect chioce of woods, and immpeccable workmamship.

Who could ask for more?


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 10-02-2007 05:35 AM

Great job and wonderful craftsmanship. I really like the combination of the woods you used. A table to last for generations…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#15 posted 10-02-2007 05:43 AM

Beautiful table and great photography! What is your camera/flash setup?

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