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Walnut Console with Turquoise Inlay

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Project by Brent Livingwell posted 01-29-2012 07:01 AM 2256 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut console table.
Made from walnut burl veneer, and two chucks of tree.
here in Boulder we are blessed to have a great lumber yard with local trees cut and dried as lumber. (tcwoods)
I found 2 nice slabs with great crotch figure.

They happened to have some holes perfect for the turquoise inlay.

I cut them and then book matched them.

It has four drawers and no hardware.

Pictures of furniture seem impossible!

Another fun one.

-- Things of the greatest worth are from the Earth. If you tell yourself that something is "close enough" it is not...do it again.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-29-2012 07:06 AM

Fantastic consile A great design and fantastic wood ,beautiful,very well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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woodworm

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#2 posted 01-29-2012 09:20 AM

Very nice looking table from beautiful wood.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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HalDougherty

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#3 posted 01-29-2012 12:54 PM

Beautiful table with a great find in wood. I love working with walnut.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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Charles Maxwell

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#4 posted 01-29-2012 01:32 PM

Fantastic work! I’d be interested in hearing about your experiences applying the Turquoise Inlay. Any thoughts or suggestions for those of us who are planning to take the challenge!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#5 posted 01-29-2012 04:18 PM

Very nice, that is some beautiful wood

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Woodbridge

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#6 posted 01-29-2012 04:40 PM

beautiful console. I like the design very much. You have made great use of the walnut and taking advatntage of all of its great characteristics. Thanks for sharing your poject.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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schloemoe

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#7 posted 01-29-2012 04:57 PM

Beautiful absolutly beautiful…...............Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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#8 posted 01-29-2012 05:08 PM

Beautiful work! Two thumbs up!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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ward63

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#9 posted 01-29-2012 05:45 PM

Beautiful wood, great design!

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abie

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#10 posted 01-29-2012 05:50 PM

I second Charles comments
How do you do the Inlay’s???
time for a tutorial?
BTW Beautiful work
Bruce

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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JayCop

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#11 posted 01-30-2012 04:18 AM

I second the tutorial on the inlays. Great work man.

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bobasaurus

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#12 posted 01-30-2012 04:36 AM

Very nice with the inlays. I’m also doing some turquoise inlays in walnut on my current project (a tool chest), and it looks about the same. I used some good quality clear epoxy meant for jewelry work, filed down most of the excess material, then sanded like normal with the orbital. Is your process similar?

I also live near TC Woods. Great place… sad that they’ll be moving soon.

-- Allen, Colorado

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dpow

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#13 posted 01-30-2012 05:23 AM

Whats not to like about a great looking table made from figured walnut. I especially like the arch detail. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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