Rafter Tail Table

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Project by Darrell Peart posted 1217 days ago 4327 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 1217 days ago

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 1216 days ago

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 1216 days ago

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

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#4 posted 1216 days ago

Thanks everyone!

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

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#5 posted 1216 days ago

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 1216 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 1216 days ago

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 1216 days ago

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

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

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#9 posted 1216 days ago

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 †

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#10 posted 1216 days ago

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 1216 days ago

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 1216 days ago

Gorgeous as usual.

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#13 posted 1216 days ago

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 1216 days ago

very nice … one of my favorites

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#15 posted 1216 days ago

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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