Ships Helm Table

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Project by Druk posted 01-09-2017 11:05 AM 1377 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good friend asked if I could make an end table with an old ships helm she had on a wall at her beach house. Center is 8 pcs of cherry to form the circle and the bottom is also cherry. The rope was glued and stapled in place. Top is tempered glass. Turned out pretty good.

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#1 posted 01-09-2017 03:02 PM

This is superb!!!

-- PaulMayer,

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#2 posted 01-09-2017 03:05 PM

much better than pretty good,excellent job.that would sell for big bucks in some boutique store.your friend has got to be thrilled with the result.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 01-09-2017 04:15 PM

very attractive table, nice you where supplied with the wheel, that would be allot of work.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 01-09-2017 04:39 PM

Very nice!

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#5 posted 01-09-2017 04:52 PM

Very good idea and combination of few different materials – wood, glass, rope, metal

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 01-09-2017 11:23 PM

Wow! this piece is so creative and nicely done. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 01-09-2017 11:25 PM

”...pretty good”? No way, that is AWESOME! Perfect for anyone who loves the ocean or boats. (My brother-in-law would love it.) Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#8 posted 01-09-2017 11:35 PM

Oh hell yea! Thats excellent.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#9 posted 01-10-2017 04:57 AM

Beautiful table. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 01-10-2017 10:37 AM

Thanks everyone. it was a fun project and I learn a little more about table making, seems I make a lot of them but don’t post them all here. I am working on another beer cap coffee table for a OSU fan. Which means drink more beer that have a red/scarlett cap.. tough job but someone has to do it. :)

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