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Project by EternalDesign posted 05-03-2010 11:41 PM 2930 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New table, Maple slab with spalting. Walnut Base, through wedged mortise and tenon joinery. Legs are tapered in the front as they go down. Ultra low VOC varnish. Walnut butterfly inlay. Stay tuned for professional photos.

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design http://www.eternal-furniture.com





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blakesue08

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#1 posted 05-04-2010 12:01 AM

looks great, like how you put that bo-tie to reinforce the seat

-- Kevin, Virginia

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#2 posted 05-04-2010 02:34 AM

Nice table. How do you determine where to put that butterfly? This is where I would like to see my skills progress too.

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#3 posted 05-04-2010 04:01 AM

Killer work, I like this style!

-- www.wheelersstudio.com

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#4 posted 05-04-2010 04:48 AM

thanks again

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design http://www.eternal-furniture.com

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#5 posted 05-04-2010 06:53 AM

Nice! I like.

-- Scott - Katy, Texas

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#6 posted 05-04-2010 07:24 AM

That’s beautiful. Nice work.

-- Steve, Portland, OR

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#7 posted 05-07-2010 09:57 PM

This is a classic example of your style I just love this piece probably one of my favorites so far. The void on the top with the butterfly is just awesome Brian.

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EternalDesign

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#8 posted 05-08-2010 12:34 AM

Thanks again man,
The fit and finish is what, I hope, keeps my work elegant, high end and not rustic. Its a fun line to walk.

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design http://www.eternal-furniture.com

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bfd

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#9 posted 05-08-2010 06:35 PM

Elegant yes, high end definitely, rustic never! It is the way that you “expose” and work with each piece of wood that makes each piece unique. You work with the character of the wood in the same artful way that George Nakashima did.

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

Nice work on this. Nice crisp joinery and understated design (unadorned elegance).
what is the low voc finish that you use?

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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

Interesting Table with wonderful wood. I wonder about stability of a piece like this with such small feet.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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EternalDesign

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#12 posted 06-05-2010 05:22 AM

Thanks john, this tables finish:
clear based stain( target coatings water borne linseed oil)
sprayed with Target coatings Water borne shellac
sprayed with Target coatings Alkyd Varnish

That being said last time I use it on walnut, back to oil for walnut. It works wonderful on maple and cherry but sucks the life out of walnut, gets milky.

Jim the feet are only about a inch in from the top.

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design http://www.eternal-furniture.com

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jcsterling

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#13 posted 06-05-2010 08:05 AM

Thanks for the finish.
I agree that walnut does not look well using the water base stuff. Have you tried any of the low voc oils from bioshield (made in germany). I like to use the penetrating oil first and then top coat with the hard oil .

link: http://www.bioshieldpaint.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=251&BioID=99825ae6842fb21ebf4d8f748c43e0e9

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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EternalDesign

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#14 posted 06-06-2010 02:06 AM

Oh man thanks john, I forgot all about that company! When I found it a couple years ago I could figure out where to order it from.I have tried a lot of others like, Tried and True, Vermont Naturals, and AMF’s oil wax. Look forward to trying some!

Are you using penetrating oil #5 first?

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design http://www.eternal-furniture.com

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jcsterling

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#15 posted 06-06-2010 03:51 AM

Brian,
yes I do use the #5 first only for woods that have figure to intensify the depth. Then topcoat with the #9 (2-3 coats). Builds nicely and very durable . #9 Dries pretty quick unless it is humid in your shop. I have also used the resin floor varnish however I tend to stay away from that because it is a very high gloss ( I see now that they have a semi gloss) I have use the herbal oil on cutting boards but now I just stick with beeswax and mineral oil.
The hard wax is nice and doesn’t have a harsh smell. I have also used their paints (very good zero voc paint) and their clay paint and have been very happy with the durablility (show booth walls) . Overall very pleased with the product line.

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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