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Project by Dana posted 01-30-2008 05:13 AM 1125 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My niece had me fix 2 end tables that had belonged to her father. Her father was murdered and these are the only things she has that belonged to him. It made me feel good that she wanted me to do them instead of a professional.
I took a grinder to the top and legs and gave it a marble looking effect. Stained it, Woodburned the vines, drew the guardian angel with charcoal, applied the drawing and polyurethane to top.
Hope you like it. I would add the other table but it has his full name on it. It is a memorial style table. Very nice also.

The first picture is finished table.
Second picture is of both tables before I started.
Third picture is after I took grinder after the table.

Dates on all pictures are wrong this was just recently done sorry about this. :)

-- Dana,Texas





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forkboy

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#1 posted 01-30-2008 05:25 AM

Wow. looks good. Have to say, you’re pretty brave doing a job like that, I’d be petrified of stuffing it up.

-- Perth, Australia

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Dana

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#2 posted 01-30-2008 05:31 AM

Thanx forkboy. I was very nervous about doing it. But I had to put my worries aside and think of it as a job and put all feelings aside. I am the type of person that feels that if I do something I put 100% into it. Thanx again :)

-- Dana,Texas

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motthunter

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#3 posted 01-30-2008 05:36 AM

that is some great work.. I hope that she finds meaning in it and helps her remember her father

-- making sawdust....

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 01-30-2008 05:45 AM

Your work is quite unique. I would not know where to begin when it comes to wood burning (unless of course it is in a fireplace). I can only admire and respect the artistic talent that you have. It is like being able to sing- some can do it and others should leave it alone. I am in the latter category of course (of both areas too I might add).

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Dana

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#5 posted 01-30-2008 05:52 AM

Thank you motthunter,... I do too :)
Thanx again sbryan I really appreciate it. I never took art past 5th grade in school. It has all been by will, and trial and error that I have gotten to where I am at. Also if I could get a good woodburning equipment things might be a little easier. Right now I am using a cheap walmart woodburner $15 :)) LOL I am sure you are very talented in alot of ways :)

-- Dana,Texas

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Karson

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#6 posted 01-30-2008 06:03 AM

Great memorial for a friend. Glad she put her trust in you.

Congratulation on a job well done.

-- 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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Dana

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#7 posted 01-30-2008 06:07 AM

Thank you Karson :) It was a difficult job to do but I put all my heart and soul into it :)

-- Dana,Texas

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Karson

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#8 posted 01-30-2008 06:25 AM

You are welcome.

-- 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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rikkor

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#9 posted 01-30-2008 11:06 AM

Man, what a tough situation. I hope your niece is coping OK. I am sure your memorial will help.

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 01-30-2008 03:31 PM

very nice indeed

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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