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Project by bfaubion posted 1472 days ago 1609 views 9 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been making these tables for a while now and giving them as gifts. These two I’m keeping. They
are just the perfect size to set a drink on and are small enough to easily move to wherever they are needed.
The maple burl in the first table has a mesmerizing 3D quality to it. I never get tired of looking at the hills
and valleys in it. The narrow stripe is maple veneer and the edge is figured makore.

The walnut burl top is bookmatched from a flitch of veneer I stumbled across and recognized an opportunity for a heart shape if bookmatched in the right location. It’s kind of subtle, and the angle of the photo doesn’t show it that well, but when people notice it they react with pleasant surprise.

-Bryan Faubion Kirkland, WA





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cstrang

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#1 posted 1472 days ago

Very nice work, welcome to Lj’s!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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Chelios

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#2 posted 1472 days ago

beautiful tables. Very nice finish. Where do you get those beautiful boards?

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donjoe

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#3 posted 1472 days ago

Lovely tables. I agree that you have some wonderful wood.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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Canadian Woodworks

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#4 posted 1472 days ago

very nice

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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SnowyRiver

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#5 posted 1472 days ago

Great job…beautiful grain and color.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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bfaubion

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#6 posted 1472 days ago

Chelios: The maple burl came from veneersupplies.com.
The walnut burl came from Rockler or Woodcraft some time ago when they had a huge pile
of veneer on a clearance table.

—Bryan

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kosta

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#7 posted 1472 days ago

looks good

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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blackcherry

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#8 posted 1472 days ago

Nice size and beautiful work…thanks for showing BC

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skeeter

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#9 posted 1472 days ago

incredible tables. Its funny i notice the shell over the heart more so than the heart itself. Interesting pieces!

-- My philosophy: Somewhere between Norm and Roy

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deon

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#10 posted 1472 days ago

Beautifull work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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michelletwo

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#11 posted 1472 days ago

I first noticed (in the thmbnail) the arch & interesting upper leg transition. Of course the veneers are great.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Eagle1

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#12 posted 1471 days ago

Beautiful work there..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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woodworm

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#13 posted 1471 days ago

Very very nice table, excellent job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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CharlieM1958

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#14 posted 1471 days ago

Excellent design, construction, and material selection!

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

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Jonathan

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#15 posted 1471 days ago

A couple of beautiful little tables, with great design and proportions.

Welcome to LJs!

-- 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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