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Project by indplswoodworking posted 09-08-2012 10:59 AM 1705 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The photos represent the evolution of the cherry farmhouse table I just constructed. Tell me what you think! I discovered a cache of locally grown and harvest Indiana Cherry for this project that was an impressive 6/4 in thickness. I biscuit joined the boards and places a nice chamfer on the boards ahead of time. The boards where hand selected and included a couple strategically placed knots and wanes to add to the visual interest of the table. I used ebony stain and the final product has a rich walnut luster in a mat finish.


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#1 posted 09-08-2012 11:38 AM

Table looks good but why ebony stain cherry?

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#2 posted 09-08-2012 12:02 PM

I agree, table looks great, but why hide the cherry? Could have used poplar.

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#3 posted 09-08-2012 01:54 PM

I like the table too aqnd like the others I personally wouldnt have ebony stained cherry, but it looks nice. I think your work speaks for itself.

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#4 posted 09-08-2012 02:15 PM

nice looking table.

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#5 posted 09-08-2012 10:46 PM

Never understood why folks would stain Cherry or any other hardwood a different color , but to each his/her own.
Cherry darkens all by itself with a little bit of time.
Nice legs and overall a good design : )

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#6 posted 09-09-2012 10:50 AM

Thanks for all the great feedback. It was VERY difficult to apply the ebony stain but the combination made an amazing and unique finish. This was for a client and the combination was one in a million. I can honestly say there is not another one on the planet. I would have done the finishing much differently if it was for my home personally. Since I design and create custom pieces I encourage people to think outside the box and avoid making the obvious decision.


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