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Project by lobbster posted 2356 days ago 1386 views 7 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Matching Night Tables made of maple, ebonized walnut, maple inlay and plugs, ebony pulls. Finished with shellac. The idea for the side windows was to make the pieces dynamic. When the drawers are opened, the square maple inlay can be seen sliding by.

-- lobbster, Oregon,

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#1 posted 2356 days ago

Nice set of tables. Its a great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#2 posted 2356 days ago

Really cool project. Is this your design ?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 2356 days ago

You are a total ringer! I love your style, it is right up my alley! I just added your site to my bookmarks. Gotta spend some time over there.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 2356 days ago

Very very nice tables. How and what did you use to ebonize the walnut?

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 2356 days ago

Interesting design! You have some amazing, gorgeous, pieces on your site…

I read that you completed a program with Gary Rogowski. I’ve admired his work and teaching style – from what I’ve read and watched. Also, have wanted to get down to the school in Portland for a class at some point!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#6 posted 2356 days ago

Very beautiful and functional design and execution. Thank you for sharing your workmanship.

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

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#7 posted 2356 days ago

Man those are some really cool side tables. I really like the stark contrast between the timbers. Very well done and a beautiful design.

By the way I don’t know if you know this, but a some of the menu buttons on your website don’t work. I was having a look, and only the home page, inspiration and gallery pages work. The rest didn’t.

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#8 posted 2356 days ago

Fantastic job! Add me to the list of people who like this style of design. I’m interested to know what technique you use to ebonize the wood.

-- - A Woodworking & Renovation Blog & - I make. You buy.

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#9 posted 2356 days ago

Really cool tables!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#10 posted 2356 days ago

Nice work all around, I love it. Thanks for the insperation.


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#11 posted 2356 days ago

Nice Tables! Great design certainly unique!

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#12 posted 2356 days ago

I’ve never seen ebonized walnut before. Does it darken well? It seems to make sense, given that it is already fairly dark.

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#13 posted 2356 days ago

Thank you for all the nice comments!
Yes, my own design.
Some of my links on my site don’t work because I spend too much time working on projects instead of building web pages.
I used a mixture of Vinegar and Steel wool in a glass jar. I let it sit for about two weeks and then used a coffee filter to get the chunky stuff out. I then painted it on and almost instantly the walnut will turn black. I made some test pieces with different wood types and the walnut seemed to turn the best. There is something I really like about that dark black wood, very rich and warm. It makes contrasting with the maple very easy.

-- lobbster, Oregon,

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#14 posted 2356 days ago

Great tables! Thanks for that vinegar and steel wool tip. I’ll have to try that.

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

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#15 posted 2356 days ago

Very sleek and good use of color contrast!

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