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Handcarved Celtic Ring Sofa Table

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Project by bruc101 posted 03-23-2012 03:39 AM 1397 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this table several years ago. I had a regular client come in and ask me if this was doable? I said certainly so I got to designing the Celtic Rings full size in Autocad. It took several days to pull it all together and get her approval on it. The table is about 70 inches long.
The table is built out of Maple. The table has the carved rings on all four sides. Each panel of rings are hand carved out of a solid board. It took me a full week to do the carving.
Once I got the rings carved I then made the four sided tapered legs and fluted them on all four sides on a router table. The top is one single board. I then morticed and tenoned the legs to the carved panels and sprayed the finish on the table and the top.
Once I got the finish on I then started laying 24 Caret Double Gold Leaf on the rings and the flutes in the legs.
This took another week to get done. Once I got the gold leaf on the rings and legs and gave it a couple of days to dry I brushed the gold leaf to distress it.
I then sprayed the table with 5 coats of Deft Semi Gloss clear lacquer letting it dry for 12 hours between coats and brushing it between coats.
Total build on the table was about 3 weeks. It was a labor intense project but the end results and a happy client was well worth the effort getting the project completed for her.

-- Bruce http://plans.sawmillvalley.org http://www.sawmillgirls.com





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peterrum

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#1 posted 03-23-2012 04:21 AM

Its not something I would want in my house but I can sure appreciate the work you put into it. Fine skills.

-- Carpe Diem

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#2 posted 03-23-2012 05:20 AM

if you don’t want this in your house your not a Kelt I love it I would have used silver leif though because the kelts have very little gold in their history . I love the peice and if you have the cad drawing i wonder if you can send me the file id like to copy the peice for a celtic client or three and I know they will love it 5out of 5 stars

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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#3 posted 03-23-2012 06:14 PM

Very nice classic looking design and unusual with the Celtic knots, but it harmonizes perfectly with the rest of the design.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 03-23-2012 10:57 PM

wow that is very cool, nice carving

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 03-24-2012 01:42 PM

Really nice, thanks for posting

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

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#6 posted 03-25-2012 02:14 AM

That is a truly beautiful piece and you are a very talented craftsman.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#7 posted 07-23-2014 03:24 AM

Awsome job I was blow away when I seen it

-- dale

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