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"JEWEL" - Curly-maple and brass coffee table

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Project by DDDamian posted 1414 days ago 2688 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m a metal-worker at heart, and own a shop in Orangeville, Ontario Canada. Increasingly I’m lovin’ the combination of wood and metal as a means of creating unique pieces.

This one is a solid curly-maple top dyed with aniline dyes and finished with BLO, epoxy and finally buffed paste wax. Static pictures really don’t do justice to the chatoyance and depth of the piece.

The legs were CNC-turned in my shop from solid brass. The upper frame is brass-plated steel. Clear-coating applied to maintain the bright brass finish.

Comments / inquiries welcome!

PS: Added one more pic with a different camera – the 5th pic shows how it picks up some of the blues in the piece, but like I say – the damn thing keeps changing with every pic I take of it! A good thing I think!

-- - before I could only dream it....





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WoodenFrog

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#1 posted 1414 days ago

I like It! The wood and the brass, It is kinda hard to see it clearly, In the first pic the whole thing brass and all look green! I like the dyed top! Looks good!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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DDDamian

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#2 posted 1414 days ago

Thanks WoodenFrog. One thing I love about it is how it changes depending on lighting and angle. You can walk around it or let the sun play on it and see it change by the second!

-- - before I could only dream it....

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WoodenFrog

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#3 posted 1414 days ago

Thanks, it looks real beautiful! By the way welcome to LumberJocks!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Jeff

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#4 posted 1414 days ago

I took some of the hazy green off your pics. Hope they show it off a little better.

table

-- Jeff

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Mike57

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#5 posted 1414 days ago

Hi Jeff,

Love the piece.

I am interested in mixing various items (metal, glass, stone) and wood as well – although I am starting from the wood side of things. Couldn’t tell from the picture, but wondered how you accounted for wood movement when you attached the top to the apron.

I live just North of Detroit – where is Orangeville in relation to Windsor?

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DDDamian

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#6 posted 1413 days ago

Hey Jeff – thanks for both the kudos and the image fix! Much better than my pictures. Photographing this was difficult – for some reason my camera was picking up the blues much more than the greens, so on a couple of pics I tried to adjust the colour to better match what the eye sees. The dying process involved black, then blue, then green, with a slight yellowing from the BLO. Your adjustments really do capture the true colour under bright light. Under less lighting the green in the wood is quite dark, varying to very dark as you approach the same plane.

It’s amazing just how “live” the piece is as you vary the angle and lighting – which was the intended effect!

Mike57 – I’m the maker of the piece – Jeff is the imaging guru who fixed my attempts at image processing ; )

Orangeville is 40min NE of Toronto – about 3hrs from the Detroit / Windsor crossing. The holes in the metal frame are oversized and washers allow for some drift in the wood. That said, there’s enough epoxy on this thing to seal it for an eternity!

-- - before I could only dream it....

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DDDamian

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#7 posted 1408 days ago

I should add on here that the inspiration for this table and the dyeing technique must be attributed to Trifern’s amazing work with dyes. See his blog “2 Dye 4” if you want to drool over some absolute masterpieces! Kudo’s to Trifern!

-- - before I could only dream it....

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