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English Walnut burl coffee table

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Project by RBWoodworker posted 09-05-2011 05:18 AM 2049 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a coffee table I made while work was slow and I was bored..its a tight blistered english walnut burled 16 pc radial, ebony string, bloodwood inlay, and a laurel burled border..

The base was a maloof inspired pedestal base that I made with leftover lumber complete with hardlines shaped on each legs..

The finish is Conversion varnish rubbed out and polished which I learned from my good friend Charles Neil..

-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/





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SteveGaskins

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#1 posted 09-05-2011 05:31 AM

Randy, absolutely beautiful veneer work. I love the table and the Maloof inspired base. Sam would be proud.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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Jonathan

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#2 posted 09-05-2011 05:53 AM

Absolutely stunning and beautiful burl top, in addition to the graceful, organic base. And the finish does it justice as well. Wonderful work.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Trev_Batstone

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#3 posted 09-05-2011 06:08 AM

Gorgeous table. You did a beautiful job, and I love the job you did on the support and legs.. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

-- LIVE, LAUGH, CUT WOOD.

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 09-05-2011 06:40 AM

Fantastic A++++ cool design and amazing workmanship.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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mmh

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#5 posted 09-05-2011 08:27 AM

That’s quite a mesmerizing grain! You did a fantastic job table and not a bad way to pass your “boredom”.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 09-05-2011 02:20 PM

Hey Randy;

You’ve gone from student to master. That is some excellent veneer work. The work on the base and the finish on it are also the work of a master.

Beautiful job, buddy.

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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RLindberry

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#7 posted 09-05-2011 04:15 PM

That’s an amazing piece of work. Excellent job.

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Gpops

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#8 posted 09-05-2011 08:03 PM

Hi Randy,

gorgeous veneer and inlay work. Can’t see a single seam. Thanks for the glimpse of your workmanship. Don AKA GPOPS

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tyka

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#9 posted 09-05-2011 09:39 PM

Well….. there’s not much more to say but dido to all the comments made above. It is quite a stunning piece of art. I’ve been stalling in designing new coffee tables for our great room. I was also considering using burl because it shows the beauty of wood so well. This might be the push I needed. Tks for sharing.

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

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NormG

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#10 posted 09-06-2011 04:49 AM

No matter where you look on this piece there ia something new to see. Wonderful craftsmanship

-- Norman

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that1wood

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#11 posted 03-07-2012 07:07 PM

Stunning Work Randy! Thanks for sharing.

-- that WOOD be cool..... JL

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