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Project by Marge posted 2296 days ago 1424 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built table for office out of Lacewood, There were two distinct colors to the wood I chose. Built a table rather than a desk as the walls are surrounded with shelves and wanted two people to be able to use at one time. The lacewood was a challenge, I never had so many slivers! There were several firsts for me here – first time I worked any wood but oak or pine, first attempt at breadboard ends including the square pegs on the ends. i designed the through tennon so it would sit flat and parallel to the table, although I like the way it looks it has proven less than sturdy. As the table is being used as a desk and takes much abuse, i used several coats of wipe on poly for the finish. And before anyone asks I did build the barrister bookcases in the background – over 20 years ago from a Yield House kit. i think it might be what started me down the path of woodworking:)

-- Marge, Colorado





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GaryK

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#1 posted 2296 days ago

Very nice clean lines! Good job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Karson

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#2 posted 2296 days ago

Great design. Nice looking wood and having two different colors.

Great design and construction.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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TreeBones

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#3 posted 2296 days ago

Real professional. love the wood.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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rikkor

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#4 posted 2296 days ago

Great contrasting woods. I like the table.

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schroeder

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#5 posted 2296 days ago

Very elegant design, I like the clean/delicate look. Very inspiring!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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rjack

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#6 posted 2296 days ago

Very nice! I really like the contrasting woods and the frame-like border on the table top.

-- Roger - Havertown, Pennsylvania

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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 2296 days ago

Really pretty!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 2296 days ago

Beautiful table. Great work.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Blake

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#9 posted 2295 days ago

Nice job. I love the wood you chose. There’s not many tables made of lacewood. It really looks beautiful in a large scale project like that.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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jockmike2

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#10 posted 2295 days ago

NIce table beautiful colors and design. mike

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

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mot

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#11 posted 2294 days ago

Great table! Wow. Really nice work!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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DrSawdust

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#12 posted 2293 days ago

Awesome table. I really like the added extra details.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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