Red Lily Table

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Project by EPJartisan posted 12-27-2011 05:16 PM 3930 views 31 times favorited 49 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Merry Christmas and Happy Solstice and Happy New Year!!!

This is my second table of this style, if anything just to see how it feels to repeat a large scale project. I worked on this, on the side, for over a year. It is not very often I get to make something that I then get to sell without a cient or patron in mindl. I got to work on this in my own time frame in the ways I wanted without the stress of deadlines and client appreciation.

Bloodwood interior, reconstituted ebony (as a “green” alternative) exterior. Macassar ebony in-lay and anthers (with fiddleback maple and walnut filaments) and all of steam bent and laminated veneers of poplar and black walnut. I completely documented this project with over 500 photos. LOL.

It stands 29.5 inches tall and 36” across the top…. 28 on the bottom.. with a 48” (x.5 thick) glass top.

A few more pictures of details:

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#1 posted 12-27-2011 05:21 PM

So beautiful! This is a show piece for sure.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#2 posted 12-27-2011 05:34 PM

Way to go my friend ! Gorgeous piece of truly “art furniture” ! The design is elegant and the execution appears masterful ! VERY impressive indeed! I always did speculative pieces and the hell with commissions ! (although I took them on occasion….they had to be something allowing a lot of ‘interpretation’ don’t get wealthy with that approach, but it feels good doesn’t it ! )...

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#3 posted 12-27-2011 05:46 PM

This is awesome.
The wood choice is great.

-- Chuck

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#4 posted 12-27-2011 05:51 PM

This one is even more beautiful than the first!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 12-27-2011 06:16 PM

Just beautiful work.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#7 posted 12-27-2011 06:31 PM

Outstanding! Some future owner is going to be really happy – just need to find who it is!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 12-27-2011 07:00 PM

One word: GORGEOUS!

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#9 posted 12-27-2011 07:10 PM

wow you are a true craftsman best show on here all year thank you for sharing

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#10 posted 12-27-2011 07:39 PM

Dag-gone-it that is stunning from every angle

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#11 posted 12-27-2011 07:44 PM

Wonderful work, Eric.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#12 posted 12-27-2011 08:08 PM

Amazing. This is why I keep active here; to be inspired by others.

-- Dave

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#13 posted 12-27-2011 08:15 PM

That is an amazing piece. Now where are the other 492 photos :)

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#14 posted 12-27-2011 08:31 PM

Totally, totally insane! Your skills are getting a bit ridiculous! At’s absolutely gorgeous. I can’t stop looking at it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#15 posted 12-27-2011 09:24 PM

The patience that must have gone into this is amazing. Great work!

-- Brian Timmons -

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