paduak and curly maple end tables

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Project by Xtreme90 posted 03-11-2012 02:46 AM 2512 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 03-11-2012 02:55 AM

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 03-11-2012 03:02 AM

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 03-11-2012 03:05 AM

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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 03-11-2012 04:09 AM

Wow snappy !

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

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#5 posted 03-11-2012 04:18 AM

Beautiful work and outstanding craftsmanship.

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#6 posted 03-11-2012 04:21 AM

Really great design and meticulous execution! PLEASE sign it!

-- Paul, Clinton, NC

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#7 posted 03-11-2012 04:24 AM

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

-- Doug

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#8 posted 03-11-2012 04:39 AM

Awesome looking build!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#9 posted 03-11-2012 04:46 AM

Wonderfull job. Beautiful pieces of work.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#10 posted 03-11-2012 11:48 AM

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 03-11-2012 12:27 PM

these are beautiful!!!!

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

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#12 posted 03-11-2012 12:35 PM

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 03-11-2012 12:36 PM

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 03-11-2012 02:39 PM

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 03-11-2012 03:50 PM

beautiful tables and sweet inlay!

-- -Thomas -

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