Sculpted Sofa Table

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Project by longgone posted 12-25-2010 01:29 AM 2722 views 10 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a last minute project that I just completed.

The photos are terrible and makes me realize that I definitely need to improve and upgrade my setup for taking photos of larger projects. Too many shadows and dark spots… I took about 80 or so pictures and deleted all bu these few. Will try in a few days to take some outside photos. The big problem is having enough light and a consistent background.
I think I will paint the background wall white and find some sort of white covering to cover any other distractions.

The legs are oak with bloodwoodsplines. Aprons are oak and the top is walnut. I applied 2 coats of boiled linseed oil and 7 coats of hand rubbed poly. I still need to buff and apply briwax.

Merry Christmas all you great Lumberjocks & Family….

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#1 posted 12-25-2010 01:37 AM

Awesome! This is truely a beautiful peice. Happy Holidays my friend.


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#2 posted 12-25-2010 02:13 AM

That’s a stunning piece of work I’m off now I think I hear sleigh bells
Happy Christmas

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#3 posted 12-25-2010 02:23 AM

VERY nice workmanship!


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#4 posted 12-25-2010 02:37 AM

just plain frikin awesome. very kool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 12-25-2010 02:50 AM

Greg, you certainly have a signature style that is unmistakably your own. This is no exception!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#6 posted 12-25-2010 03:42 AM

That is one amazing table. I really like how you shaped the table. That is definitely a one of a kind table. Just don’t wanna bang into that in the middle of the night, that would leave a mark. Great craftsmanship!

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#7 posted 12-25-2010 05:01 AM

Very nice – awesome, to say the least. Wonderful craftsmanship.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#8 posted 12-25-2010 05:26 AM

Amazing work, as usual. How do you manage to make the carving/shaping so symmetrical?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#9 posted 12-25-2010 06:00 AM

Really great looking table—nice design, and nice execution. Impressive!

-- Matthew, from beautiful Wisconsin USA

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#10 posted 12-25-2010 08:20 AM

Wow! That’s really something. Fantastic!

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#11 posted 12-25-2010 12:58 PM

You took this to a whole different level with the shaping Greg. I’m assuming you did this like you do the boxes? Great job at keeping the whole thing symmetrical. The splines are a nice touch of contrast. The finish looks great and I look forward to seeing it again when you get that completed. Fantastic craftsmanship!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#12 posted 12-25-2010 05:42 PM

That is Sharp! Really Nice Beautiful!
Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#13 posted 12-25-2010 06:58 PM

Someone went crazy with a grinder!!!!
Velly Nice..
“Andy” would be proud.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#14 posted 12-25-2010 07:22 PM

Really nice work. You are a true craftsman.
I understand about having lighting issues. For a class in college I took pictures of my guitar using a white sheet backdrop. I wound up moving in a dual halogen worklight and every lamp I could find into our spare room. By the time I was done the room was at least 15 degrees warmer than the rest of the house. The pics turned out but I still could have used more lighting.

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#15 posted 12-25-2010 08:08 PM

That’s just amazing! Beautiful work!

-- Bob - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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