Mesquite Kitchen Island (Bookmatched)

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This is a recently finished kitchen island. The table is made of two bookmatched slabs of mesquite that are 7 feet long by 16 inches wide. The overall size is 84”x32”x2”. To get this width I had to glue them up with a small hole in the center, so I inlayed a piece of desert ironwood. The client’s idea. I wish I had a house big enough for an island this big, maybe someday.

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matt garcia

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#1 posted 1279 days ago

Beautiful piece of lumber! I love Mesquite!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#2 posted 1279 days ago


You’ve got a sawmill and lots of beautiful wood. Only very rich people and people with sawmills can make a one of a kind house! Great looking top anyway. I got two free walnut logs today, one with the root ball intact. I have to go pick them up tomorrow. How do you like your Timberking 1220?

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#3 posted 1279 days ago


-- “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

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#4 posted 1279 days ago

Lovely top!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#5 posted 1279 days ago

Oh that is GREAT! I LOVE Mesquite. :) Nice work.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#6 posted 1278 days ago

GREAT LOOKING counter top!! See you soon!

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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#7 posted 1278 days ago

The beauty of is why I love woodworking so and this beautiful

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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Gene Howe

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#8 posted 1278 days ago

That’s gorgeous, Bryant.

Better hurry, Gerry. If he keeps making big pieces from his mesquite, all he will have to sell will be that nasty old Claro Walnut.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#9 posted 1278 days ago

What a great looking project. Were getting ready to make one like this for our Outdoor Kitchen. You gave me a great idea on how you did the ends. I like the softness the end have with a slight curve.

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

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#11 posted 1278 days ago

Sexy. I wanted to usewood for my counter tops during a recent reno. but the powers that be talked me out of it. This is more beautiful than what i had in mind. Great Work.

-- Anthony

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