Animal Table

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Project by KennethBirdine posted 03-31-2008 11:17 PM 2483 views 13 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece was custom order that a client ordered for his son who was just a few years old. I forgot to measure it before I delivered it but it was just under 4 feet long. The top is made out of maple. The legs were made out of Douglas fir. I drew and colored the animals and checker board with color markers. And I colored the border using a stain. I then finished it with a gloss deft spray. This was my first furniture table.



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#1 posted 03-31-2008 11:18 PM

Very nice.

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#2 posted 03-31-2008 11:19 PM

That’s a great looking table! Nice job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 03-31-2008 11:25 PM

Beautiful job kenneth. Is that an original drawing?.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 03-31-2008 11:25 PM

Nice artwork and woodwork.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#5 posted 03-31-2008 11:39 PM

That is a piece of art – beautiful combination of craftsmanship and art. NICE job. I bet your client was very happy.

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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#6 posted 03-31-2008 11:42 PM

Thanks for the encouragement.

Yes it’s original art work.



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#7 posted 04-01-2008 12:08 AM

Hi Kenneth,

This is a very nice table. The art work really gets your attention.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 04-01-2008 12:37 AM

Awesome, I love furniture with an animal theme …. good job ….

-- A. T. Williams Creation's

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#9 posted 04-01-2008 12:49 AM

Hi Kenneth

This is a true work of art. Exquisite detail. Thank you so much for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 04-01-2008 01:28 AM

Wow this is beautiful. It looks as though it is wood burned. What a beautiful piece.

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#11 posted 04-01-2008 01:35 AM

This is beautiful. And you just opened my mind to all sorts of ideas. How did you keep the markers from bleeding out?

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#12 posted 04-01-2008 02:59 AM

Very unique idea. Great work!

-- Daniel, Southern Indiana -- "Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." --

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#13 posted 04-01-2008 03:11 AM

What a beautiful piece of art that will be treasured for generations.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#14 posted 04-01-2008 03:20 AM

Stunning art work! Thanks for sharing!

-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"

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#15 posted 04-01-2008 04:37 AM

Very well done, Kenneth. I especially like the technique of having the animals reaching over the border. I also think children will appreciate that all the animals look friendly. Great color composition and layering technique. Excellent.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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