Walnut Buffet

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Project by Les Hastings posted 2249 days ago 1532 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Its made out of walnut and walnut burl veneers. All the surfaces were hand scraped. The cabinet was bleached and dye stained and glazes was used.

There is 144 individual shells that were carved by hand on the doors.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#1 posted 2249 days ago

magnificent on as a whole – and then you see the details of the shells and -wow- astounding

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 2249 days ago

Spectacular! A very fine example of old world craftsmanship – it is really lovely.

-- "No Board Left Behind"

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#3 posted 2249 days ago

It’s spectacular! Congratulations on a superb piece. Well done.

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#4 posted 2249 days ago


I don’t see how in the world you simply have the time to do such detailed work as this and get the project out the door. It is absolutely gorgeous.

With this piece you have taken working with walnut to an entirely new level. If I were doing a walnut piece I simply oil it and put a topcoat of varnish on it for protection. But the work that you put into this is simply stunning.

Thanks for the post. As always your craftmanship raises the bar to a new level.

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

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#5 posted 2249 days ago

Another wonderful piece, Les. Your craftsmanship is beyond compare.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 2249 days ago

Beautifully done. The best I’ve seen in a while. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 2249 days ago

simply brilliant. What I would do for some walnut like that.

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

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#8 posted 2249 days ago

Hi Les

Beautiful piece of craftsmanship. I realy like the 144 carved shells.


-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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-- Just another woodworker

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#10 posted 2248 days ago

Well, I’m lost for something unique to say about this, but, wow that’s an amazing piece of work! May I be a fourth as good, someday!

-- Robb

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#11 posted 2248 days ago

I am just blown away by the craftsmanship in this piece. Thank you for posting it.

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#12 posted 2158 days ago

Les, I stumbled on this while “rolling the dice” from the homepage. WOW, This is truly amazing! Beautiful job!

-- Martin, Kansas

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