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Project by Surferdust posted 2281 days ago 958 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a conference room table that I just finished for a client. At first, I wasn’t sold on his idea for the table, but it gradually grew on me, and I think it turned out nice, looking perfect in his conference room. I had the plywood custom made by Panoply, great guys to work with. The black wood is ebonized maple. The whole table measures 8’x8’. Thanks for looking!

Dustin





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HokieMojo

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#1 posted 2281 days ago

What is the plywood? Maple too? It does look really cool. The panoply website is interesting. I’ll have too look at that closer later. Nice work!

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Chris

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#2 posted 2281 days ago

Nice Work Dustin! I have started to see more and more large square tables. Mostly in Dining sets though; this is a first on conference tables.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2281 days ago

Dustin,

This is a gorgeous table and the inlay adds a nice detail to it.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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ND2ELK

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#4 posted 2280 days ago

Beautiful Conference table! You did a great job on it. How did you make the base and fasten the legs?

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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odie

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#5 posted 2280 days ago

WOW That is one of the most beautiful tables I have ever seen. I hope you are as proud as you should be.

I almost forgot to ask “surferdust” ? Are you one of them thar surfers … I used to be … in Southern California.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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GaryK

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#6 posted 2280 days ago

Great looking table! What did you use to do the ebonising?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Surferdust

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#7 posted 2280 days ago

Thanks for all the comments!
The plywood is curly maple with a bit of “wild” in it, per the customer and made to perfection by the Panoply guys. Sorry, but the pictures don’t show the curl very well.

I ebonized the inlay and legs using India ink, which I guess is about as black as you can get. I tried aniline dye as well, but unless you use paint, you aren’t going to get much darker than the ink.

Wish I had a better picture for the legs, but what you can’t see is a skirt 3” in from the edge of the table that angles inward, or away from your legs as you are sitting at the table. This provides strength, doesn’t get in the way of your legs, and makes the table look as if it is just a top sitting on legs unless you look underneath. The legs are attached to a lattice brace underneath the top.

The table was designed so that it can split apart and be used as two individual tables for what the client called “war sessions”. Don’t ask, because I don’t know the answer to that one!

Oh yeah, I WAS a surfer for many years, still am I suppose, but don’t catch many waves here in Dallas!

Thanks again!

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Dadoo

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#8 posted 2280 days ago

Nice table! And thanx for the link to Panoply…I’m gonna have to go check them out.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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