paduak and curly maple end tables

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Project by Xtreme90 posted 869 days ago 2348 views 10 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built these two end tables for my mother as a late christmas/birthday gift. the wood used was quilted maple and paduak. the quilt is hard to see in the pictures but is truly high figure. the inlays on the front of the drawers are recessed in 1/8” and were accomplished by hand and lots of patience. they also became the most time consuming on the whole project. the stems used were made from rosewood. it was a real pain killer not letting the paduak stain into the maple while sanding and finishing causing a reddish maple. but everything stayed crisp and clean and was well worth the 112 hrs it took to complete. a year prior i made the coffee table to match which i hope to post soon. now she has a nice coffee and end table set.

just wanted to share this with you all.

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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#1 posted 869 days ago

well mom sure got her moneys worth on this

great work
and beautiful wood

very nice indeed

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 869 days ago

All are awesome – the mom and the son, the lumber and the tables – the results of talented woodworker!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 869 days ago

THAT is love. Speaks not only to the quality of the piece, but the people involved.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 869 days ago

Wow snappy !

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#5 posted 869 days ago

Beautiful work and outstanding craftsmanship.

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#6 posted 869 days ago

Really great design and meticulous execution! PLEASE sign it!

-- Paul, Clinton, NC

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#7 posted 869 days ago

Nice work! Your Mom should be happy and you should be proud. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#8 posted 869 days ago

Awesome looking build!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#9 posted 869 days ago

Wonderfull job. Beautiful pieces of work.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#10 posted 869 days ago

Thankyou all for the nice comments. It is truly a passion that I love.

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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#11 posted 869 days ago

these are beautiful!!!!

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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#12 posted 868 days ago

Very nice work, and a beautiful choice of woods. I bet your mom loved them.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 868 days ago

These are amazing…I could look at them all day. Lucky Mom
I’m wondering, though, how did you manage to not have the paduak bleed into the maple?

-- Bevy - NH

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#14 posted 868 days ago

Some real beautys! I love paduak…I’m sure Mom loves them! A++++++

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 868 days ago

beautiful tables and sweet inlay!

-- -Thomas -

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