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Maple and Bubinga Hall Table

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Project by DLCW posted 916 days ago 1643 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple little hall table I built for a customer several years ago. Woods: Bubinga, birdseye maple, hard maple, ebony.

Door/drawer pulls are hand carved ebony. Drawer is dovetailed front and back and made from maple. Customer loved the contrasting and complimenting of the different woods. Finish is hand rubbed Tried & True oil varnish.

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - http://www.dlwoodworks.com - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 916 days ago

Wow Don
That’s a gorgeous hall table,amazing wood and fantastic workmanship,

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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DLCW

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#2 posted 916 days ago

Thank you for the kind words!

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - http://www.dlwoodworks.com - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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rdjack21

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#3 posted 916 days ago

Wow very nice.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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aurora

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#4 posted 916 days ago

wow does that wood “pop” !!!! the contrast on the colors is quite nice as well as the overall piece design. very impressive piece, thanks for sharing.

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bugz

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#5 posted 916 days ago

I hate finishing but I bet that was easy to finish, very nice.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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doncutlip

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#6 posted 916 days ago

That table really stands out, the wood is beautiful and you put a really nice finish on it

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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JR_Dog

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#7 posted 915 days ago

Don’t ya just love Bubinga!

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David White

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#8 posted 913 days ago

I’ve been on lumber jocks for 3 years now and one thing that has always slightly irritated me is that everyone is so darn nice!! People always say how great a project is, without ever offing any criticism, which for me is way more valuable than 20 people all saying “Wow, great project”.

So I have decided that from here on in, I ‘m going to be the self-elected voice of descent and when moved to do so, to offer some entirely well-meaning criticism.

In this case, I think the overall form of the piece is good and the construction is skilful, but I think that you missed the mark a little with the choice of woods. IMHO, it would have been better to have made the door frames from the same material as the legs. Having both the door frames and the drawer front made from the beautiful figured maple is overkill and is distracting, particularly as the bubinga is also figured. I also think the ebony trim around the doors is un-necessary.

Again, this is just my opinion and no offence is intended. Your piece is better than anything I have ever made, so feel free to tell me where to put my opinion! Your client is happy with it, and thats the only opinion that really counts.

-- http://thecraftsmanstudio.com

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CalgaryGeoff

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#9 posted 913 days ago

Great choice of wood. They all blend and pop making this an outstanding piece. Great project. Must have been very well received by your customer.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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Sirgreggins

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#10 posted 845 days ago

love it! the birdseye/curly maple really compliments the bubinga

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