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Project by BrianGT posted 07-10-2012 09:54 PM 1698 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from Poplar 2×4 skid wood planed down, the design of this table evolved as I was making it. It was going to have straighter lines and I added the carving that was originally more of a greene and greene type of cloud lift. It now has a calla lily feel to it. The carving was a lot tougher than I anticipated and took longer than a more experienced carver might have taken but I enjoyed it.
Comments and critiques are welcome.

Thanks for looking.

Brian

-- "Fear of failure limits our creativity" so to create something truly awesome you first have to be prepared to flop





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Art

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#1 posted 07-10-2012 11:14 PM

Okay, Brian, I went and signed in because I couldn’t leave this page without telling you that you did and amazing job. I spun my laptop around to show my wife, who was equally impressed. Great work.

Art

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 07-10-2012 11:23 PM

Outta sight coffee table!!!!.................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 07-10-2012 11:31 PM

Speechless, Great Job !!!

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bowtie

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#4 posted 07-11-2012 12:17 AM

Beautiful !

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exelectrician

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#5 posted 07-11-2012 12:25 AM

That is very nice work, .... well done!

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Stephen Fox

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#6 posted 07-11-2012 12:38 AM

curvy legs always get my attention.

-- Stephen NYS

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BTimmons

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#7 posted 07-11-2012 01:09 AM

Wow. Unique curves like this always get my attention. You really seem to be developing a style that’s all your own. I’m impressed.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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JR_Dog

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#8 posted 07-11-2012 01:37 AM

Okay…. “comments and critique”

Comments – speechless so nothing to say (mainly because your experience is way above anything I’m capable of doing so I just sit back and enjoy the view.)

Critique – well I do have one….. “Coffee Table?” hmmm, I don’t think, unless the coffee beans are harvested from the finest crop and poured into a golden mug, still requiring a gold coaster, would it be okay to actually use this as a coffee table…. right? haha. So next time please try to normalize the piece so it can be used as it was intended. lol. Of course kidding, and I really would have to be woodworking for many more years before I could find anything wrong with this.

Excellent Job!

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SergeantSawDust

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#9 posted 07-11-2012 04:55 AM

Well executed!

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RJH311

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#10 posted 07-11-2012 05:26 AM

Amazing. I wish that I could make something anywhere close to this beautiful piece.

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#11 posted 07-11-2012 05:41 AM

Great design and super build.

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Belg1960

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#12 posted 07-11-2012 10:05 AM

Brian, don’t know which piece I like better this one or the sofa table. Like JR I’m in awe of the work and could not come close without getting much further along in my woodworking knowledge. So any further info you’d care to share on how these pieces were made would be really appreciated.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#13 posted 07-11-2012 10:29 AM

Wow, Great job with joinery and the detail of this table. it looks awesome.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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308Gap

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#14 posted 07-11-2012 08:39 PM

” skid wood planed down ” you got that gorgeous table from pallet wood. I need to find better pallets I guess. Fine looking craftsmanship Sir.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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RJH311

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#15 posted 07-12-2012 09:43 PM

wait… this is pallet wood? I’m in awe.

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