Casual Marquetry Table

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Project by Dave posted 08-13-2018 03:13 PM 664 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Walnut casual table decorated with marquetry dogwood flowers and leaves. The top is 19” and the bottom shelf is 12”. 29-1/2” tall.

Walnut, Baltic birch, and Wenge construction.

Veneers: Holly, Chestnut, Canary, Hard & Soft Maple, Yellow birch, Cherry, Mahogany, English Walnut, White Oak & Poplar

Several coats of yellow/orange shellac

Thanks to Craig Stevens of Phila. Furniture Workshop.

And thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 08-13-2018 03:28 PM

that is simply beautiful,i love the marquetry,wish i had the patience to do it.very nice work dave.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 08-13-2018 05:04 PM

Marquetry is an art, for sure. Very nice table with accent dogwood blooms . I noticed the table edge first. I’m trying to figure out if it is veneer or solid wood, Wenge?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 08-13-2018 06:25 PM

Very nice Project & also well done Dave.

-- It is not necessary for Some People to turn OFF the LIGHT to be IN the DARK! (Ontario, CANADA)

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#4 posted 08-13-2018 06:35 PM

Very beautiful piece of furniture, very nice display of skills and techniques, thank you for showing.

-- andrek

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#5 posted 08-13-2018 07:18 PM

These tables are so beautiful and nicely done. and they are real eye catchers.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 08-13-2018 08:03 PM

Ditto all of the above. I am amazed.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#7 posted 08-13-2018 11:03 PM

Very nice table. My very first piece of furniture with marquetry on it had very similar dogwood flowers. They are the provincial flower of British Columbia.
Is this double bevel cut on scroll saw?

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#8 posted 08-13-2018 11:40 PM

Very beautiful indeed.

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#9 posted 08-14-2018 01:04 AM

Wow. Not only great craftsmanship on the marquetry but also a great eye for shading and coloring it. Nice work on the table itself too.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#10 posted 08-14-2018 02:31 PM

Looks great.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#11 posted 08-14-2018 09:15 PM

Nice work Marquetry is indeed an art

-- Ray,Iowa

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#12 posted 08-14-2018 09:17 PM

Super-cool and understated. Me likey!

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#13 posted 08-15-2018 06:20 PM

Love it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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