Hourglass Hall Table ( In Curly Cherry,Maple,Ebony Inlay)

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Project by Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker posted 07-12-2012 03:55 PM 3684 views 12 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The shape of the distinctive slats gave inspiration for the naming of this table. Built out of curly cherry, maple, and ebony inlays, the Hourglass Table is a example of how a simplistic design can be altered to create an extremely enjoyable piece of Functional art. This Piece was finished with a hand rubbed oil .
Brian Brace
custom furniture maker

-- Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker,Blk Mt NC

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#1 posted 07-12-2012 04:06 PM

Wow, you have some beautiful designs. and the wood selection is awesome, I like that you did the cherry as the Main focal point and accented it with the Maple, very nice !

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#2 posted 07-12-2012 04:24 PM

Off the chart beautiful!!!!!

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#3 posted 07-12-2012 06:07 PM

Very nice design and nice work too.

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#4 posted 07-12-2012 06:17 PM

Very clean lines. I like the ebony inlays being diamonds as opposed to squares.

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#5 posted 07-12-2012 06:45 PM

Love your designs and work!

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#6 posted 07-12-2012 07:16 PM

You continue to give us good projects and ideas

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

Very nice

Crisp & Clean lines


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#8 posted 07-12-2012 10:33 PM

Very nice design and well executed. Good job!

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

#9 posted 07-12-2012 11:06 PM

Thanks for all the great comments everyone. Find a job you love and you will never work another day in your life.
but,boy it is still a lot of work.

-- Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker,Blk Mt NC

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#10 posted 07-13-2012 02:12 PM

Very nice. I like how you did what I’m guessing are the pegs that go in the tenons? Attractive either way. Thanks for sharing.

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker.

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#11 posted 07-13-2012 05:11 PM

Brian, You might add to that phrase that pays more than minimum wage. :-) You have a great eye for color balance. The work is subtle and inviting. The eye is held as I look over your piece. A wow piece. Frank Savage says “wow” means “I wish I made that” I love to find artists like you becuase it helps me get through the jobs I hate . LOL! Paperwork…....

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 07-13-2012 05:15 PM

I’m interested in chairs. checked out your webbpage and saw your chair? could not see details. Generally nice movement.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#13 posted 07-13-2012 06:45 PM

I like the use of wide splats in tables and chairs. The hourglass shape really works on that piece.
Nice design.

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#14 posted 07-13-2012 07:22 PM

Looks good. Wife’s been wanting a sofa table for a while now. This might just do the trick.

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#15 posted 07-14-2012 09:13 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed! Well Done!


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