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Project by bfaubion posted 04-06-2010 03:13 AM 2013 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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#1 posted 04-06-2010 03:33 AM

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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#2 posted 04-06-2010 03:35 AM

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

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#3 posted 04-06-2010 03:36 AM

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

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#4 posted 04-06-2010 03:51 AM

very nice

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#5 posted 04-06-2010 03:58 AM

Great job…beautiful grain and color.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 04-06-2010 04:31 AM

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


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#7 posted 04-06-2010 05:40 AM

looks good

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#8 posted 04-06-2010 05:49 AM

Nice size and beautiful work…thanks for showing BC

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#9 posted 04-06-2010 06:42 AM

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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#10 posted 04-06-2010 08:05 AM

Beautifull work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#11 posted 04-06-2010 11:05 AM

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

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#12 posted 04-06-2010 12:39 PM

Beautiful work there..

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

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#13 posted 04-06-2010 01:39 PM

Very very nice table, excellent job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#14 posted 04-06-2010 03:17 PM

Excellent design, construction, and material selection!

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

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#15 posted 04-06-2010 03:46 PM

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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