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Project by lechevaldebois posted 02-14-2008 06:10 AM 2860 views 6 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first contracted piece. Mahogany and sycamore with logo in marquetry. Commissioned by Jan Bulis, of Montreal Canadiens (NHL). 2001.





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GaryK

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#1 posted 02-14-2008 06:12 AM

Man, that is one nice looking table!

I love the wood, the splines, the feet, the logo, everything!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 02-14-2008 06:13 AM

Wow! Beautiful work!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 02-14-2008 06:16 AM

I’m stunned – that table is is absolutely outstanding. Very impressive.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Karson

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#4 posted 02-14-2008 06:50 AM

Great table. beautiful grain figures and in the logo and the walnut. A very nice job.

-- 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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pineknot

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#5 posted 02-14-2008 06:55 AM

I only hope that I can get to be half that accomplished. Very nice!

-- Phillip -- Molino,Florida "I didn't cut it too short, I'm just making changes!"

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bong

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#6 posted 02-14-2008 08:24 AM

This table absolutely stunning, nice wood combination and the marquetry… excellent!

-- Bong

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#7 posted 02-14-2008 10:23 AM

What a bitchin’ table! Man that is awesome… How long did it take to make? Where did you get the Idea for the design?

-- --Chuck

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lechevaldebois

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#8 posted 02-14-2008 10:48 AM

Thanks to all for your nice comments. The table took me approximately 150 hours to complete. The steam bending of the black inlay gave me the most trouble. It is made of white ash that’s been ebonized . The thin strips kept snapping on me in the tight curves. Building the 2 axis router jig for the 2 different sized ovals was also quite challenging. Joining the sides of the drawers with sliding dovetails in a curved facade was another interesting challenge. I got the original idea for the marquetry from a beer coaster that I brought back from Prague. My wife is Czech and so is Jan Bulis and Gambrinus happens to be his favorite beer (and also mine!)

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dustynewt

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#9 posted 02-14-2008 12:17 PM

Excellent work. The color contrasts are stunning. I love the exposed spline ends in the table edge. Keep it up.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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Scott Bryan

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#10 posted 02-14-2008 01:05 PM

This is a gorgeous table. I love the contrast between the mahogany and the sycamore. The details of the piece are absolutely stunning.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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#11 posted 02-14-2008 01:09 PM

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#12 posted 02-14-2008 02:52 PM

Beautiful Table. How did you decide on the woods you used, they contrast perfectly?

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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Critterman

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#13 posted 02-14-2008 11:02 PM

You know I really liked the table a lot….I mean who would love a table with a beer icon on top…LOL But then they guy in the Montreal Canadiens jersey….well sorry can’t do it , nope, what a terrible thing to do to a beautiful table…LMAO Seriously, the table is awesome and the logo is fantastic great job.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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Grumpy

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#14 posted 02-15-2008 01:46 AM

Very nifty table boys.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 02-26-2008 04:55 PM

Being a Canuck fan doesn’t prevent me from admiring your work which is excellent. Particularly like the mix of woods and the inlay is fabulous – now about that oh-so-familiar jersey

-- Phil in British Columbia

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