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RIVER'S EDGE WATERFALL BUBINGA COFFEE TABLE

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Project by Roger Gaborski posted 06-18-2010 02:33 AM 6538 views 10 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The coffee table was constructed from Waterfall Bubinga veneer (Kewazinga) and mahogany lumber. The fluid motion visible in the Bubinga Waterfall veneer symbolizes the rapids in the Niagara River at the base of Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls is located about 75 miles west of Pittsfod, NY. The falls are an example of the power and beauty of nature and is captured in the Waterfall Bubinga.

The table was finished with one coat of General Finishes Seal-A-Cell and several coats of Arm-R-Seal Urethane Topcoat.

-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.gaborski.com





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Toolz

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#1 posted 06-18-2010 02:55 AM

Absolutely gorgeous. Great complementing choice of woods.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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Rick

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#2 posted 06-18-2010 03:07 AM

Beautiful Table!! Color is Gorgeous! Congrats.

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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RichardH

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#3 posted 06-18-2010 03:28 AM

Really nice design. The veneer is fantastic.

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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richgreer

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#4 posted 06-18-2010 03:29 AM

This is an absolutely beautiful table.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#5 posted 06-18-2010 03:37 AM

<wipes> I love bubinga wood! Very nice!

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schloemoe

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#6 posted 06-18-2010 03:50 AM

Nice table beautiful wood…....................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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Canadian Woodworks

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#7 posted 06-18-2010 04:28 AM

looks great

May I ask the size?

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

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#8 posted 06-18-2010 04:36 AM

Beautiful wood great table super design.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Chriskmb5150

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#9 posted 06-18-2010 04:49 AM

Very nice figure in that wood. Nice job indeed. I probably wouldnt let anyone set anything on it :)

-- Woodworkers theory of relativity - the quality of your scrap is relative to your skill level

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jaedwards575

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#10 posted 06-18-2010 05:54 AM

At the woodcraft in the big city (Nashville, TN) they have a bubinga waterfall slab 4’x8’ est. for around 1400. Very nice and expensive wood. Love the table. Huge fan of mahogany.

-- Aaron Possom Town, TN

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#11 posted 06-18-2010 08:15 AM

I love waterfall Bubhinga, This is really a great treatment of it. I have lusted after several of the waterfall bubinga pieces that had at Rockler but never had that kind of money for that kind of wood. Great Table.

-- RayCurtis

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#12 posted 06-18-2010 12:46 PM

Very nicely done, congrats! A beautiful table that will make a lasting heirloom! What did you use for the substrate under the bubinga? Can you provide some dimensions of the table? Would love to make one for my family room.

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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Moron

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#13 posted 06-18-2010 01:04 PM

Very pretty table.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#14 posted 06-18-2010 01:33 PM

Beautiful table. Amazing wood.

-- Got Wood? --- Somewhere along the way the people in Washington forgot that they are there to represent the people, not to rule them.

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Roger Gaborski

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#15 posted 06-18-2010 01:51 PM

Thank you all for your feedback
As for the table size, the table top is 45” x 21”
As for the veneer, i purchased the veneer from Certainly Wood for less than $2.00 a square foot which made using the waterfall bubinga affordable. The substrate is MDF and the secondary veneer on the backside is mahogany. There are a few more details on my website: ‘http://www.gaborski.com/VeneeringProcess.html.
Roger

-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.gaborski.com

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