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Project by Stephen M. Skillins posted 07-01-2012 03:10 PM 2135 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Solid Honduran Mahogany. Drawer fronts are Solid Tiger Maple with Purpleheart cross-banding and Tiger Maple cock bead. 6 Dovetailed drawers (hand cut) 3 on front 3 on back. Square tapered legs with Holly stringing and berry inlay , 8 Holly sand-shaded ellipses (2 inlayed on each leg) legs also have a Laurel and Holly banding towards the bottom of leg. Top is book-matched Honduran Mahogany with a 14” Tiger Maple sunburst inlay in center and Purpleheart / Maple herringbone edge-banding. All inlays and bandings were made and sand-shaded completely by hand. Brass drawer pulls are ordered from Horton Brasses in Cromwell CT. 80 hours to complete. Designed and built by Stephen M. Skillins of Danvers MA.

-- Steve Skillins, Danvers MA





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#1 posted 07-01-2012 03:12 PM

Beautiful amazing work of art ,fantastic workmanship.

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#2 posted 07-01-2012 03:45 PM

That would take me a lot longer than 80 hours! Fantastic piece.

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#3 posted 07-01-2012 04:15 PM

Fantastic work!

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#4 posted 07-01-2012 05:25 PM

Most impressive !

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#5 posted 07-01-2012 08:13 PM

WOW!! Over the top!! Definitely over 80 hours…. :) Great job.

Tom

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#6 posted 07-01-2012 08:58 PM

Very Nice Piece of Furniture!

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#7 posted 07-01-2012 10:36 PM

Really NICE COOL coffee table!

COOL banding… inlays… legs… etc.

Thank you!

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#8 posted 07-01-2012 10:43 PM

Exquisite and elegant. A really fabulous project. Thanks for posting.

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#9 posted 07-02-2012 12:15 AM

That’s incredible. Really takes your breath away. The more I look at it the more things I find that I love about it, great work!

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#10 posted 07-02-2012 08:29 AM

That’s extremely nice!

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#11 posted 07-02-2012 09:03 AM

Very Nice Indeed!!

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#12 posted 07-02-2012 12:18 PM

Beautiful work. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#13 posted 07-02-2012 02:28 PM

Thankyou everyone!

-- Steve Skillins, Danvers MA

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#14 posted 07-04-2012 07:08 PM

Steve,

Such wonderfully exquisite detailing! Thanks for sharing.

L/W

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