Rafter Tail Table

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Project by Darrell Peart posted 04-22-2011 10:18 PM 5071 views 23 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Combining fused glass with my rafter tail theme.
The table itself if made from bubinga and ebony.

I had originally wanted to make the table in cocobolo – but couldn’t locate any good stuff locally.
As it turned out – one of the students in my last class is a dealer in exotic hardwoods – specializing in cocobolo !
I now have cocobolo on the way – and will post that version here with this project.

update 6/13/11—I uploaded a couple of new shots of this piece – the overall image still does not do it justice but I will try to correct that with a better image soon.

update 1/21/14 I still have not had a chance the do a cocobolo version of this table but I had a commission for an African mahogany one – last two images.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#1 posted 04-22-2011 10:22 PM

Now that is outstanding.. as usual… I just love the way you make this look so exquisite.. and I do believe the cocobolo will be even better…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 04-22-2011 10:46 PM

That is a really nice piece.
I think it all comes together nicely.
The glass just makes a great piece even better.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 04-22-2011 10:53 PM

Fantastic looking table. Both the wood selection and the craftsmanship.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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Darrell Peart

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#4 posted 04-22-2011 10:54 PM

Thanks everyone!

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#5 posted 04-22-2011 11:24 PM

what a beautiful piece ..i really like the glass touch..they do very well together…and its a good thing to have exotic wood connections…...yes it is…..look forward to seeing what the cocobolo will look like as well…..keep at it Darrell….grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 04-22-2011 11:25 PM

Great build Darrell amazing how each piece you build gets better and better, fantastic table.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 04-22-2011 11:51 PM

What a nice piece of furniture.
Great design, and beautiful finish,
thanks for sharing

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#8 posted 04-23-2011 12:16 AM

Excellent design and as usual beautiful craftsmanship. I also look forward to the cocobolo version.

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#9 posted 04-23-2011 12:33 AM

Darrell A great looking piece of furniture/

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 04-23-2011 01:15 AM

That is gorgeous! Love the details, and the fused glass top looks like an ice flow from a glacier! What a beautiful blend of masterful technique and creativity!

-- - Cindy, texture freak -

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#11 posted 04-23-2011 01:21 AM

Thanks everyone!
My friend Tom Stangeland told me about the fused glass artist –
I will probably do some more stuff with glass and exotic woods

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#12 posted 04-23-2011 01:32 AM

Gorgeous as usual.

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#13 posted 04-23-2011 02:07 AM

A very interesting contrast between the 2 materials. You da man!

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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#14 posted 04-23-2011 05:21 AM

very nice … one of my favorites

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#15 posted 04-23-2011 05:51 AM

A fine looking table Darrell. It shows a really great style and your good taste.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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