Iroko & Sycamore Table

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Project by ByronBlack posted 10-15-2007 05:05 PM 2189 views 13 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the finished I table that I posted in my blog earlier a few weeks back. The finish is just a few coats of shellac (blonde) pre-mixed stuff that I bought from a hardware supplier, its given the table a nice glow without making it too yellow. The Iroko inset top had about 4 coats and in the right light has a nice satin sheen to it.

The through tenons were facetted to add a little interest. This is the first product of using the new workbench and it’s not comeout too bad at all, i’m rather pleased with it.

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Damian Penney

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#1 posted 10-15-2007 05:24 PM

Looks great Byron, nicely done.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#2 posted 10-15-2007 05:26 PM

Very nice design. Well done!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 10-15-2007 06:00 PM

sweet !

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 10-15-2007 09:50 PM

The colors are just so striking and rich. A table worthy of a museum…beautiful.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#5 posted 10-15-2007 11:44 PM

Thank you all for your kind comments. I’m rather pleased with how it’s come out as a lot of the details were worked out during the build. I’m not much one for minute planning :-)

At least my good lady now has somewhere to put her cup of tea!

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#6 posted 10-16-2007 12:52 AM

Ok, then, it’s very nice “Tea” table. It really is striking in the richness of the woods. Excellent

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 10-16-2007 12:52 AM

beauty. You’re only telling people it’s a place for a tea cup – but you’re really not allowing anything on it, right? ;)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#8 posted 10-16-2007 06:40 AM

Impressive table – well done.

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

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#9 posted 10-16-2007 09:29 AM

Scottb – I made a matching coaster (Do you call them that in the states?) so that the hot cup doesn’t damage the top.

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#10 posted 10-16-2007 12:33 PM

Gorgeous table Byron, I remember the blog. I’m glad you made the matching coaster, I’d loose my mind first time I saw a drink sitting on it ;)

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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#11 posted 10-16-2007 03:37 PM

Just a beautiful table, Byron. Very nice!

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

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#12 posted 01-05-2011 08:02 AM

What a great little table. I like tour choice of contrasting woods, as well as the grain on the top.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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