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Contemporary HIGHLY figured birds eye Maple side table.

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Project by EandS posted 10-17-2011 at 04:07 PM 1559 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to make a bedside table for a customer in Portsmouth NH after he visted an art gallery my wife and I are in and saw one of our tables there.
He requested it have extreamly figured birds eye Maple throughout the piece. Of course I had NO reservations about that. I also suggested that Ebony be used as an accent seeing as though my dealer has a great selection of small pieces and I had been dieing to use it.

The entire piece is solid birds eye. Everything from the drawer components to the runners is birdseye. No exceptions.
It features tapered legs and a hand dovetailed drawer (Front and back).
I cut the stretchers out of one board so they wrap the table. When I got to the front I decided I would cut the draw faces out from inbetween the top and bottom stretchers so when the drawer was closed it would have matching grain. The problem with this is I lose 1/4 inch overall when ripping them out.
Well I killed 2 birds with one stone with the ebony. When the table went togeteher it had a very shaker look obviously and thats not totaly what I was going for so I decided to bead the drawer face with Ebony. It allowed me to give it a very contemporary twist and fill the needed gap.
It has a BLO finish.
The customer has since recieved it and was thrilled!

-- ~ eandscarpentryandwoodworking.com ~





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will delaney

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#1 posted 10-17-2011 at 04:10 PM

Very nicely built E&S and all the luck to you in your new space.

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EandS

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#2 posted 10-17-2011 at 04:12 PM

Thanks Will, on both accounts!

-- ~ eandscarpentryandwoodworking.com ~

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 10-17-2011 at 05:39 PM

Very fine table!!

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

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David Grimes

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#4 posted 10-17-2011 at 06:23 PM

Beautiful wood and finished project. That should have been on a guitar body.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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Aubster

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#5 posted 10-17-2011 at 07:02 PM

Very nice. I made a table almost like that one. I only wish I could have used the wood used. Take a look at my projects.

-- A man who moves mountains starts one stone at a time.

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#6 posted 10-17-2011 at 09:10 PM

Wow that is some beautiful looking maple.

Great looking project.

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John

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#7 posted 10-22-2011 at 08:23 AM

Beautiful piece! I’d love to do something with birdseye Maple one of these days.

-- John, Rocky Mount, VA

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