1st book matched table

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Project by Manasseh posted 973 days ago 1328 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my 1st attempt at bookmatching for a table top that is to match the larger table with the italian marble top.
The table is made of Texas Ash and finished with tung oil.
Top is 15” by 15” and it stands 2’ tall.
Table was mostly made from leftovers from the larger tables mistakes. You know, would be scraps.

-- Someday I will be more than a sawdust wisperer

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#1 posted 973 days ago

Really nice figuring on that wood and it shows beautifully with your bookmatch.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#2 posted 973 days ago

Very nice .The bookmatch and figuring of the wood is is very striking. No mistakes here!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 973 days ago

Very nice table. Good job. It is always nice to make use of scraps isn’t it. That is some beautiful wood.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#4 posted 973 days ago

Really eye catching! It looks like a handy little table.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#5 posted 973 days ago

The figure of the wood caught my eye fromn the start. Great job

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#6 posted 973 days ago

Love the grain. Nice project, good work

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#7 posted 973 days ago


-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#8 posted 973 days ago

First time giving it a whirl, huh? Well, I got news for ya! You did a GREAT job! It looks absolutely stunning. The grain is just marvelous! I love it. Great job! :)

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#9 posted 973 days ago

I did not know about Texas Ash but it sure is beautiful. You did a great job with that table top.

-- Yves

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#10 posted 973 days ago

Don’t let it be your last….........

-- mike...............

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#11 posted 973 days ago

good eye picking that wood to bookmatch

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#12 posted 973 days ago

Thanks for all the positive feedback. Lots more board feet to go. Who knows what will be next.

-- Someday I will be more than a sawdust wisperer

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#13 posted 973 days ago

You have to be proud of yourself for that project, it turned out great.

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#14 posted 972 days ago

Nice job on this bookmatch and a face has evolved that looks like texas owl.
No offence but I love finding subjects in wood and I have an old man in one of my maple cabinet doors.
Great going my friend and keep up with the nice work and I am looking forward to your next project !


-- Kiefer 松

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