The Hall Table

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Project by Borchik posted 01-22-2012 09:16 AM 2455 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was Inspired by the classical Rococo style, and decided to built and carved from one peace of a 17 bf Hard Maple board(years ago was requirement for contest to build furniture from on board),and this table was made by combining various pieces. The three dimensional look of the top center was made by inlaying from the same board quarter of inch thick. The inlay parallel to the edges was made from crosscut maple pieces, while the diagonal net was made using a plain cut. The exquisite detail on the edges and corners was added using most of the remaining pieces. In fact, almost the entire board was used, except for a few small pieces. The lack of material to work with inspired me to use all the spare parts to make the work truly superb and unique. The apron is carved with a shell surrounded by a flowing curtain. The curtain is so realistic that it seems to by floating in the wind. The legs are carved with an intricate spiral, topped with a linen fold as lifelike as the curtains.I used about 300 hours to finish this beautiful table. 35”H x 43.25”W x 19.5”D

-- Boris Khechoyan

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#1 posted 01-22-2012 10:13 AM

WOW!!!!!!!!! impressive. Beautiful.

-- Michael and Matthew

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#2 posted 01-22-2012 03:05 PM

WOW! This is beyond words!

Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 01-22-2012 04:00 PM

I love this….........Beautiful carvings and detail!


-- Robin Renee'

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Stephen M. Skillins

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#4 posted 01-22-2012 04:34 PM

Amazing craftsmanship! 99% of my work is period reproductions because I feel the attention they gave to detail was amazing and a lost art that is in dying need of being brought back. I know it sometimes is hard when you are competing with the guy in china printing out the same carving in 10 seconds that we just spent a day carving. Your attention to detail shows how obvious your excellent hand skills are. I especially love the carved swirls in the legs. Keep up the awesome work
Steve Skillins
Owner of Skillins Furniture Co.
Danvers MA

-- Steve Skillins, Danvers MA

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#5 posted 01-22-2012 05:24 PM

Wonderful work Boris . Did you do this ? You talk about it in the third person like someone else made it .Or is this just how you advertise your work . With your skills it doesn’t seem likely you would need somebody else to do your carving .

-- Anybody can break something it takes skill to make or repair stuff .

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#6 posted 01-22-2012 05:31 PM

Belongs in a museum. Seriously.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 01-22-2012 06:24 PM

Each time you post a project it is (or seems) better than the last. You have seriously bent the WOW factor all to hell!!! After all these years I think I need to start over,you have just raised the bar again. Congratulations on creating an exquisite piece.

-- "certified sawdust maker"

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#8 posted 01-22-2012 07:16 PM

Another great piece, fantastic workmanship.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 01-22-2012 07:25 PM

Stunning piece, well done!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#10 posted 01-22-2012 08:24 PM

Thank you all for great comments .
Randomray you are right , I’m shouldn’t talk about it like third person.
I just made some changes. All this works and design are mine…

-- Boris Khechoyan

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#11 posted 01-22-2012 09:07 PM

Nice indeed! Compliments on the great work. Your carving, inlay and veneer work are superb.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#12 posted 01-22-2012 10:58 PM

If this were a piece in my house, it would make the rest of my furniture look like garbage. Truly fit for royalty.

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#13 posted 01-23-2012 03:42 AM

jaw dropping craftsmanship!

-- Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most..... Twain

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#14 posted 01-23-2012 12:57 PM

Crap- I just met intimidating. Absolutely stunning work! I’ve just visited the site of a true master.

-- Matt

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#15 posted 01-23-2012 02:07 PM

I would rather post 1 project a year like this one , than a hundred mediocre ones.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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