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Project by ATWilliams posted 03-09-2008 04:43 PM 1289 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another Solid Slab coffee table, its sold Cherry, live edge, with a Ram inlay.
The inlays are 1/4 inch solid wood inlays made from , Zebra Wood, Canary Wood, Paduak, white ash, western red cedar, black walnut and cherry.

-- A. T. Williams Creation's





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GaryK

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#1 posted 03-09-2008 04:47 PM

Great looking table. I like seeing the work in progress picture.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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teenagewoodworker

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#2 posted 03-09-2008 05:17 PM

great looking table. such a beautiful inlay really catches your eye.

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 03-09-2008 07:15 PM

Hi A.T. I am really beginning to like the live edge look. It gives the piece a unique design element. I posted a comment on this to an earlier post but I was wondering about the stability of the bark edge. Do you have to do anything to stabilize it?

What kind of finishing process did you use on this piece?

By the way thanks for the construction picture of the inlay as well.

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

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sharad

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#4 posted 03-09-2008 07:18 PM

A very complicated inlay worked out so nicely. Are the inlay pieces readily available or you make them? Can u show me a site where I can know how inlay is done?
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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ND2ELK

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#5 posted 03-09-2008 11:01 PM

Beautiful job as always. I love your choices of wood colors and grain patterns. Your are a true craftsman in your art. Thank you for posting!

Tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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ATWilliams

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#6 posted 03-09-2008 11:25 PM

Thanks Guys,, Glad you like the live edge Scott, If you look closely you will see the bark is actually stripped off leaving the dark under bark. Its ver hard to leave the actual bark on the slab, because as the slab dries, the bark naturally looses it grip. even if you manage to get a piece finished with the bark on,, as soon as some one
leans on it or bumps it, it will fall off. so I usually just take it off up front.

Besides, the bugs and worms under the bark leave awesome designes in the wood edge.

the finish is a poared 2 part epoxy, a bartop finish …

Sharad, I will be posting a blog shortly on my entire style of enlay,, please stay tuned.

-- A. T. Williams Creation's

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 03-10-2008 12:29 AM

Excellent job AT. The inlay work is a great design.

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

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Blake

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#8 posted 03-10-2008 05:09 AM

Incredible. I don’t know how you do that. Really nice.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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cajunpen

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#9 posted 03-10-2008 07:28 AM

That is an incredibly beautiful piece. I am anxious to see you blog on how you accomplish your beautiful inlays. I had to go back and look at the picture after you told Scott about removing the bark – it did look like it was still attached. Looks great. Thanks for posting.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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ATWilliams

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#10 posted 03-11-2008 01:27 AM

Thanks, I’ll be getting this post up asap,, I’m still trying to get photo’s together …

-- A. T. Williams Creation's

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rikkor

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#11 posted 03-11-2008 10:32 AM

Holy cow, that is nice. Great job on the inlay. Looking forward to the blog.

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