Walnut Buffet

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Project by Les Hastings posted 02-26-2008 01:13 AM 2127 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 02-26-2008 01:27 AM

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 02-26-2008 01:41 AM

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

-- "No Board Left Behind"

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#3 posted 02-26-2008 02:39 AM

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

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#4 posted 02-26-2008 03:04 AM


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 02-26-2008 03:51 AM

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

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 02-26-2008 04:05 AM

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 02-26-2008 08:42 AM

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 02-26-2008 11:29 AM

Hi Les

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


-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 02-26-2008 02:18 PM


-- Just another woodworker

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#10 posted 02-26-2008 04:09 PM

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 02-26-2008 06:32 PM

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

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#12 posted 05-27-2008 05:23 AM

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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