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Figured Bloodwood and Curly Maple table.

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Project by EandS posted 09-01-2011 05:10 AM 1943 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This side table was designed totaly from scratch by me and my wife for the art gallery it will be going in.
The top is a piece of bloodwood I stumbled upon at a local lumber yard and honestly didnt know what I was going to do with. At one point It almost got turned into book ends for a customer. After taking some measurments of it and the thought of needing a piece for the gallery still in the back of my mind this design was born. And after an entire day of making templates and test legs I got to making it. Full mortise and tenon construction, a 5 step oil and poly finishing process and alot of hours later here it is.
The pictures REALLY do not do the top justice….at all. It has figure that ranges from burlish to curly and it really blew even ourselves away. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do and hopefully the local public will…maybe enough to take it home with them!

-- ~ eandscarpentryandwoodworking.com ~





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Michael1

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#1 posted 09-01-2011 05:57 AM

Very nice work and the design is really awesome. Great proportions and great use of contrasting woods and grain patterns. You got my vote!!!

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 09-01-2011 12:14 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. You’ll find this site very addicting and one of the easiest to get around on.
Beautiful table. The legs are so dainty! How did you cut the curve- on the bandsaw??..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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MasterSergeant

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#3 posted 09-01-2011 05:26 PM

Very nice!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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will delaney

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#4 posted 09-01-2011 05:48 PM

Beautiful piece, that should sell in a heart beat. I would love to see it in the gallery as i know the photo could not do it justice. What were the taper dimensions of the legs? The curves legs added another dimension to a perfect selection of wood. Thanks for sharing. will

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EandS

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#5 posted 09-01-2011 06:00 PM

Thanks for the comments will. As for the curve all I can say is a magician never reveals his tricks. I can say it gets fairly skinny at the bottom which made me concerned how well it would support itself but after taking a leap of faith I found out it holds itself very solid and stable. But once again thanks for the positive comments.
I was concerned by what someone would put for decor on this table to hide the beautiful top so I made a identical matching box which I will display on the table and post later today.

-- ~ eandscarpentryandwoodworking.com ~

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mrg

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#6 posted 09-13-2011 11:05 PM

That is one nice looking table. The knot on the right rear leg gives the illusion of a cross brace in the 3rd photo.

-- mrg

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