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This table has a carpathean elm burl veneered top on an mdf substrate. the edgebands are white oak, along with the skirt and legs
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#1 posted 08-25-2011 03:54 PM
That’s a Pretty Table my Friend… Nice Job!!Welcome to LJ’s!!
-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.
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#2 posted 08-25-2011 04:20 PM
Great looking piece! Thought this was a persian rug at first glance…
-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."
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#3 posted 08-25-2011 04:52 PM
That top is hypnotizing!!!!!! Very Nice!!!!!!!!!!
-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!
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#4 posted 08-25-2011 06:38 PM
Very nice table. Did you use the same veneer on the bottom too or just a cheaper backer veneer?
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#5 posted 08-25-2011 10:38 PM
I believe that I used a 2 plied mahogany backer, the crossbands are, if I remember correctly are Okume, ran at 22degrees. There really is not use using a burl backer, especially when noone will see it. As long as you use a wood with the same density and finish both sides the same you can get away using different material for your back. When I made this table, I wasnt comfortable with doing miters for such a focal piece, so I used mortice and tennon joints. I should take a better picture of it, the woods are aging together nicely.
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#6 posted 11-04-2011 08:23 PM
Andy – I see that you do some pretty nice work yourself!! RogerM
-- Roger M, Aiken, SC
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