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Project by peteholzman posted 02-24-2012 03:19 PM 1504 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I love art nouveau and decided to try another “artsy” piece, just for the fun of it. AKA “spec” work. Legs are curly maple that has been ebonized and colored with india ink and red dye. the ball is Calcite and the little balls holding up the glass are just glass marbles. This is actually not a very practical piece unless you have no children or animals and no one else to touch it. It’s not real stable, but, I think, cool to look at and I have sold similar tables after folks have seen it.

-- peteholzman





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paplou

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#1 posted 02-24-2012 03:27 PM

Cool is not the word I would use to decribe this table, Beautiful is more like it. Very nice work.

-- PAPLOU

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Furnitude

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#2 posted 02-24-2012 03:29 PM

Hello, I think this is a great piece. I’m going to build a small table with three legs soon. It will have stretches that go up at an angle similar to yours. How did you join the stretchers to the legs? It seems like a very delicate manuever to make tenons at compound angles. Very curious to know how you pulled that off so well. Thanks.

-- Mitch, http://furnitude.blogspot.com Also blog at http://www.craftsy.com/blog/author/mitch-roberson/

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woodworm

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#3 posted 02-24-2012 03:54 PM

Outstanding work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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peteholzman

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#4 posted 02-24-2012 04:06 PM

Furnitude – This was purely luck and patience. There are no tenons involved. I made the legs and then hot glued them to a base in the proper configuration. Then, just eyeballed the stretchers and kept shaping until they had a good fit and then just epoxyed them to the legs. Since this table is not going to be under any stress, other than just holding itself up, I didn’t worry about tenons and the strength they provide. Thanks, everyone for your comments!

-- peteholzman

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 02-24-2012 04:53 PM

Cool design Pete and a very fine piece,great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Bearpie

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#6 posted 02-24-2012 06:02 PM

I would be very scared to have this with my grand kids around! This is breathtakingly beautiful! Well done!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Bertha

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#7 posted 02-24-2012 06:46 PM

I love the treatment of the legs. That color is splendid. It’s more sculpture than table, so I don’t think the instability is a negative:)

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

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Daiku

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#8 posted 02-24-2012 07:05 PM

I am really liking this table! You have really done a great job at combining classic curves with a modern feel.

Thanks for posting,

-- Cal Noguchi

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stefang

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#9 posted 02-24-2012 07:05 PM

A very beautiful table and absolutely an art piece too. I can see why it’s not too stabile with the legs not having the same diameter as the top, but that is what gives it such a ‘graceful’ look. The workmanship is also extremely good. My guess is that this little table is a lot more difficult to make than meets the eye. Bravo!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#10 posted 02-24-2012 09:34 PM

Gee, that is gorgeous!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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lanwater

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#11 posted 02-25-2012 05:49 AM

Very nice table. I like the finish on the legs and the use of marble; they provide a great contrast.

Great work.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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tinnman65

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#12 posted 02-25-2012 03:19 PM

Great design and “cool to look at” I definitely agree!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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Philip

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#13 posted 02-25-2012 08:53 PM

That is amazing. I love the design. put a rod through those marbles, a little tap and die work… and voila! kid proof

Ok maybe not so much. Still love it.

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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