Dinovi Inspired Hall Table

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Project by tinnman65 posted 1278 days ago 1750 views 11 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a few sculptural pieces in the works and this is the first one I finished. This black walnut table was inspired by a table I saw in the portfolio of Victor Dinovi he had at the class I attended last summer. I had a little guidance in the design from Victor but he left the basic form up to me. This is my second attempt at this style of table, the first was almost completed at the class. I can honestly say is that it is a lot harder when you don’t have someone to turn to when your not sure of a decision your about to make, you know the old saying ” you can remove more wood but you can’t add any”. After it was completed I could still see small facets that should have been removed but I’m still learning the process. There was some sapwood in the legs I wish wasn’t there but it was what I had at the time, I tried using homemade walnut husk dye to blend it and had some blotching for some reason, I think it had to do with some sanding I missed, well I had to do some repair but it turned out reasonably decent. The table was shaped using a 7” Milwaukee polisher starting with 24 grit sand paper and working up to 80, then I switched to a 4” random orbital for the rest of the sanding. The finish is the oil/urethane Maloof finish fallowed by two coats of wax.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#1 posted 1278 days ago

Very beautiful and unique table!

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#2 posted 1278 days ago

Nice table Paul. What a unique design, especially the joinery in the legs. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#3 posted 1278 days ago

That’s great, love the curves and flowing design.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 1278 days ago

Very cool. Great joinery!


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#5 posted 1278 days ago

Beautiful. Wonderful workmanship, wonderful design.

-- Verna -- Indianapolis, IN

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 1278 days ago

Beautifully sculpted table!!........ A real piece of art!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 1278 days ago


Very nice job.

Excellent joinery.


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#8 posted 1278 days ago

Nice work, smooth and sensual.

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

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#9 posted 1278 days ago

Looks really nice. I like the flow from between sections.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#10 posted 1278 days ago

Looks very smooth flowing. nice!

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#11 posted 1278 days ago

Beautiful work, looks like you nailed Victors style. Love the sculptured look.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#12 posted 1278 days ago

Thanks for all the nice comments !!!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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Mark A. DeCou

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#13 posted 1278 days ago

I like Victor’s designs also, looks like the class worked out well for you.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#14 posted 1277 days ago


-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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#15 posted 1277 days ago

Nice table, a real work of art.

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