Arbutus and Paduk Demilune

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Project by shipwright posted 09-28-2010 10:22 AM 3724 views 7 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece was a first try at using local hardwood (arbutus) that I cut and kiln dried myself. I’ve always admired the demilune as a style. The wood came from a tree that stands beside my shop. When we built the shop about 1/2 of the tree had to be removed.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#1 posted 09-28-2010 10:43 AM

love it.
It always means more when you cut,mill and use the wood yourself.

-- Theresa,

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#2 posted 09-28-2010 11:11 AM

From the tree to the furniture.. fantastic…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 09-28-2010 01:30 PM

Beautiful! I really like the combination of woods you used. My eye is drawn to the pictures hanging in the background though. They look like mother of pearl inlays? My grandmother had some of when I was a kid and I was always fascinated by them.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#4 posted 09-28-2010 01:35 PM

Gorgeous table. Really a masterpiece.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 09-28-2010 01:38 PM

Craftsmanship extraordinaire, love the colors well done…BC

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#6 posted 09-28-2010 01:45 PM


-- Kate,

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#7 posted 09-28-2010 01:54 PM

Impressive – a real eye catcher.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#8 posted 09-28-2010 01:57 PM

Outstanding! I agree with Robert… Very eye catching…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 09-28-2010 02:03 PM

The attention to detail is perfect! Very well done.

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

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#10 posted 09-28-2010 02:12 PM

wow…amazing inlay work. Really nice.

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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#11 posted 09-28-2010 02:20 PM

Museum quality work on this one. I like it.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#12 posted 09-28-2010 02:41 PM

Very Nice, I really like the way you did the parquetry. Great Job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#13 posted 09-28-2010 03:48 PM

Very nice! Looks like you did a great job of the finish (as well as wood choice, accent details, craftsmanship …)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#14 posted 09-28-2010 04:18 PM

It’d take me about two more life times to catch up to your level of work !

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#15 posted 09-28-2010 04:28 PM

This is a wonderful table, your workmanship is fantastic. A definite 15 on a scale of 1 to 10
great design . I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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