Studio Side Table/Candle Stand

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Project by senomozi posted 07-14-2010 04:35 AM 3719 views 42 times favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project only took three years to complete! Finally completed it yesterday. It was a personal project so other ones always seemed to take priority over this one and I only worked sporadically on it. My goal was to design and build something really distinctive and use it as a showcase piece for my business. I wanted something small packed with many different woodworking techniques. The inspiration for this piece is a Shaker candle stand.

It is made out of flame birch and black walnut. The top is diamond matched walnut burl veneer glued to a baltic birch substrate with light coloured solid walnut banding around the perimeter. The leg assembly is finished with polymerized tung oil. The top is finished with shellac that was rubbed with Micro-Mesh discs up to 12000 grit.

14” deep x 14” wide x 25 1/2” high.

Woodworking techniques featured in this piece:

- Diamond matched veneering
- Through mortise and tenons
- Double tapered legs
- Banding
- Bent laminated stretcher assembly
- Mortise and tenon joints between stretcher and legs and between apron pieces and center hub.

-- Senomozi - Gatineau, Canada

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#1 posted 07-14-2010 04:39 AM

This is why I like spending time here! Getting a chance to see something as nice as this is a real treat! Beautiful design and the materials are great!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 07-14-2010 05:03 AM

What a beauty! Excellent work

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#3 posted 07-14-2010 05:06 AM

You’ve definitely created a showcase piece! Nice job.

-- Cal Noguchi

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#4 posted 07-14-2010 05:07 AM

My guess would be that if you were wanting something distinctive you hit the mark right on very nice indeed…..................Schloemoe

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#5 posted 07-14-2010 05:12 AM

Very good design and craftsmanship.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#6 posted 07-14-2010 05:14 AM

An absolute beauty. Isn’t it funny how the amount of time a project takes is inversely porportional to the amount of material in it?

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#7 posted 07-14-2010 05:16 AM

Awesome design, great job!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#8 posted 07-14-2010 05:18 AM


This is absolutely amazing.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#9 posted 07-14-2010 05:31 AM

Exquisite detail and design. Unique and very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 07-14-2010 05:31 AM

I know you book matched the burl but it is mighty difficult to see as you did such a superb job of it. The rest of the craftsmanship is absolutely outstanding. Any museum or art shop would be honored to have it.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#11 posted 07-14-2010 05:58 AM

Very impressive and technical. All you need is a candle!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#12 posted 07-14-2010 07:04 AM

It looks like you burnt the candle on both ends making it! Hats off to an excellent piece.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#13 posted 07-14-2010 08:43 AM

Excellent work.


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#14 posted 07-14-2010 10:30 AM

This is something else. What a great job and so different than most tables. Something to be proud of for sure!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 07-14-2010 12:27 PM

Outstanding work….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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