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Please help me NAME this table!!! ...what does it make you think of when you see it? Look over some of my other projects to see how I tend to name my furniture pieces. Thanks!

...Update: Thanks Dave Bardin for the name suggestion!

This hall table is made from salvaged California Claro Walnut. The top features a natural edge along the front and large cracks from both sides, repaired with Macassar Ebony “butterflies.”

Originally the legs were going to be straight (at 15 degree angles) but I really wanted some curves. My first thought was to slice them into thin pieces and cold mold them on a form like I have many times before (Jellyfish and Arch Tables).

But then I remembered a trick I saw in Fine Woodworking magazine one time. They cut a single curve through the piece and flip-flopped the two pieces (put the bottom piece on top of the other) to made one larger curved board. Here is a link to the article, in FW issue #215.

58” long, 10” deep, and 37” tall. Finished with sprayed conversion varnish.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com





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Woodbridge

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#1 posted 700 days ago

I don”t have a name for you, but that is one beautiful table. Your design is really cool, the curved legs were a great idea, and the top looks so good.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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lanwater

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#2 posted 700 days ago

how about “the beautifull table with 2 curves”?

It looks really nice.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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shipwright

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#3 posted 700 days ago

That is really nice Blake.
I particularly like the design and the gorgeous grain and finish on the top.
That “curved board out of a straight one” trick has been used in boat building forever. It is a good one.
Sorry but I don’t have a name.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 700 days ago

Blake that is one table

It is a pleasure to the eye

It is definately in a class of it’s own

You could call it Jamie’s Table and I will

look after it for you. :)

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Lenny

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#5 posted 699 days ago

hi blake. several of your pieces, including the recently posted, graham nash sofa table, have a musical theme. when i look at this piece i see a “keyboard”. kudos on both pieces.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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HalDougherty

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#6 posted 699 days ago

That’s one of the best looking walnut projects I’ve seen in a long time. Thanks for sharing!

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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SPalm

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#7 posted 699 days ago

Hey Blake,
That is super nice. Love the finish too. Done in pure Blake style.

Nice hearing from you again,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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javaboy

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#8 posted 699 days ago

Have no idea what to call it other than beautiful.

-- Sow justice, reap peace

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Roger

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#9 posted 699 days ago

That’s a fine, fine piece. Wow!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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chrisstef

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#10 posted 699 days ago

Id call it “Claire”. Nice curves in the Claro.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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mafe

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#11 posted 699 days ago

I love it.
Blake you are doing some good stuff these days, wonderful balance.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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JohnEinNJ

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#12 posted 699 days ago

The curves give it an “asian” look to me – “Asian Butterfly”.

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Jetdok

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#13 posted 699 days ago

Great piece!

-- Chris, Fl.

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Ironman50

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#14 posted 699 days ago

I’d call it “Ribbons”. They prettify the already stunning piece.

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BTimmons

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#15 posted 699 days ago

Great stuff! Looks like arms outstretched offering a gift. I’d call it ‘Tribute’.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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