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Project by michelletwo posted 1516 days ago 1537 views 4 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Shaker/modern commisioned table. Walnut and ambrosia maple. Client let me decide on most details and woods, as she has bought from me before. At first I did not like it as there was too much dark/light. But after using danish on the ambrosia, I liked it a lot. Bookmatched door panels, lathe turned pulls. All comments are deeply appreciated

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OttoH

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#1 posted 1516 days ago

Very beautiful, the grains show through nicely. I really love the top, you did a great job.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1516 days ago

wonderful side table this looks great

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mmh

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#3 posted 1516 days ago

That’s some beautiful Ambrosia Maple, as you don’t usually see that much dark wood in a piece. I really like the simplicity of the Shaker style with the busy wood. Very nice!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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GMman

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#4 posted 1516 days ago

Really wonderful side table this looks great

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thatwoodworkingguy

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#5 posted 1516 days ago

Nice table.

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#6 posted 1516 days ago

The Ambrosia is just beautiful : )

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Dave T

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#7 posted 1516 days ago

Simple design lets you focus on the nice grain of the maple. I like the contrast of the walnut. Great job

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imallchalkedup

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#8 posted 1516 days ago

very cool, I really like this piece.

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Grant Libramento

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#9 posted 1516 days ago

Delightful design and execution that are a hallmark of your work. Such a careful use of that beautiful grain. Filled with subtle details that enhance the piece. . . are those pegs in the top rail joints? Your client will be fortunate to have such a table. Thanks for posting. Wish I could see 360 degree views.

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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BarbS

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#10 posted 1516 days ago

Very nice, Michelle. I, too, like the orientation of the pattern on the top. Very artistic!

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ramon

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#11 posted 1516 days ago

Un trabajo muy bueno,shaker moderno?,la estructura y la forma si,los colores y el contraste me recuerda mucho algunos muebles orientales,las bisagras grandes parecen las de algunos muebles chinos.Es un mueble que puede quedar bien en cualquier lugar de una casa,pienso que el cliente se habra quedado contento,felicidades.

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michelletwo

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#12 posted 1515 days ago

ramon: muchas gracias…next time I’m in the big city, I will buy an english/spanish translation book. I do understand muy bueno, I think you like the orientation of something, that my client is happy> HA Looks
positive, as I don’t see words and &%&%(&^)_ stuff!!!
Grant: thank you for your head swelling comments. Yes there are pegs, and did you see the shape of the face frame.? It is hard to see in the picture as it is walnut on walnut. My client swooned over that unusual detail. (she is soooo..easy!!) :-)
Barb: the top is 3 VERY carefully placed boards..jointed with handplane to make an almost seemless join. The slanting ambrosia beetle markings, really help hide any seem also. (Keep those turnings comin’)

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

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F Dudak

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#13 posted 1515 days ago

Beautiful table Michelle but I bet it looks even better in person.

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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Mary Anne

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#14 posted 1515 days ago

Wow! Clearly, Ambrosia is underused in cabinet making these days. You made all those visual textures sing.

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ohwoodeye

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#15 posted 1515 days ago

I love the woods and the colors are outstanding. From what I can tell the size would be perfect in just about any house.
The only thing I would have done different is stayed consistant. You have flush doors with an overlay drawer. Just my 2 cents.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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