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I’ve been working on my website revision and found this photo. It was one of my favorite pieces and I didn’t realize that I had that image in a folder.
The idea behind this table was to make a natural scene. The common base for all the elements (my ground) was a piece koa with natural edges. Next I added two “mounds” of pheasant wood (yellow shower tree) and river rocks made from milo, a soft, oily Hawaiian wood. I carved my sparrows from tupelo and my sister painted them for me. The branches are mahogany with a dark stain. It’s topped with 3/8” thick glass. I don’t have the dimensions written down, but it was about 12- 14 inches wide and about three feet long. It was height of a coffee table. My favorite elements of this piece were the birds and the rocks. I love making rocks. Those days any time I had some left over milo or koa, I made rocks. Initially they were rough cut on the bandsaw and rounded on the sander. Then I spent many hours sanding and polishing them. That table had about forty rocks, which really pulls the scene together. I hope this piece inspires you to think outside of the box, because tables don’t have to have square corners! Enjoy…...

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com





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patron

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#1 posted 758 days ago

you sure went the extra mile on this piece
making your own rocks

beautiful work

and about round corners
having worked the boats for 10 years
every corner has to be round
in case you get thrown into one
in rough seas

i still do them at times

-- 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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dakremer

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#2 posted 758 days ago

Go team Jacob!! :)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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josh

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#3 posted 758 days ago

very, very nice!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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goriak

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#4 posted 758 days ago

My lower jaw is somethere under my chair.
Magnificent peace of art.
Bravo!

-- почти столяр

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Skiedra

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#5 posted 757 days ago

Beautiful, nontraditional, unique!

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stefang

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#6 posted 757 days ago

This is certainly one of the most original and charming coffee tables I’ve ever seen Cathy. A wonderful piece.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mmh

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#7 posted 757 days ago

I can relate to why you love making the rocks. The round organic shapes are fun to work with in wood.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#8 posted 757 days ago

A definite first class design and outsranding creation Cathy.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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ellen35

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#9 posted 757 days ago

Art meets wood… and looks spectacular!
Nice work, cathy.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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shipwright

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#10 posted 757 days ago

I love it Cathy.
Very organic, natural and all the good buzz words but also just looks “right”.
Makes me remember doing “Cabinetree” somehow but this is much more detailed and real looking.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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vman154

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#11 posted 757 days ago

nice very Beautiful it a one of a kind

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WoodenFrog

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#12 posted 757 days ago

Beautiful work! Great Job!
Keep up the good work.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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cathyb

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#13 posted 757 days ago

Thank you all for your kind words. Now let’s get back to work….......

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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Enoelf

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#14 posted 757 days ago

Wow!.....Just Wow! That is an amazing piece of art alright! Incredible!
Well Done!

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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Martyroc

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#15 posted 757 days ago

Thats a cool design, looks very peaceful, nice job.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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