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Soft malpe slab, Leopardwood hand cut butterflies, Poplar legs. Finnished with tung oil
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#1 posted 05-04-2008 05:37 PM
Tex. That is some dark maple.
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#2 posted 05-04-2008 05:43 PM
Well ya know theres probably 50 different types of maple, lumped into 2 classes….. hard & soft.
This is soft maple. this particular log was from a rock maple or swamp maple. & it is full of “defects” That I love. The worm holes are great!
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#3 posted 05-04-2008 08:16 PM
This is a gorgeous table. I have gained a real appreciation for pieces like this. Your butterfly signature adds a nice detail to these type of pieces.
Are those your stoobles that you posted earlier in the background?
Thanks for the post.
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#4 posted 05-04-2008 08:20 PM
yes those are a few of the stoobles & some new ones.I would like to think of myself as an apprentice to the trees.
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#5 posted 05-05-2008 06:35 AM
Just my opinion , wouldn’t the legs look better if they were a little more “rustic” and maybe a little”beefier”and at a slight angle ? That top is fantastic and I love all the mixed grain and colors in it , but the legs appear to be toothpicks sticking straight up out of the floor. I hope this doesn’t sound mean to you , because it isn’t meant to be. : ) Love the butterflies too !
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#6 posted 05-05-2008 07:18 AM
I tend to agree with you… however, look up mid century modern table on ebay. alot of the vintage pieces have legs just like mine.
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#7 posted 05-05-2008 08:15 AM
yes they do, but not with that top. I concur with D56. A beautiful slab with “skrooz-on” legs. Sorry man, but this is what “peer reviewed” is like. I could see you making a dragon fly out of the butter fly inlay at the crotch and addidng some sort of whimsy to the piece but you didn’t. what did you do. Other than having a nice piece of wood to start with . . .what did you add? You sanded a slab and added some turned legs, inappropriate to the top. Sorry for being an a$$ but it had to be said. You can’t poke four toothpicks in a doughnut and call it pastry . . .
P.s. looking up “furniture” on Ebay is like looking up skirts at the convalescent home. Sure you can do it but . . .
#8 posted 05-05-2008 09:01 AM
Yall can gripe all you want! But my truth is, is that this piece will sell fast & for a good price. I’m not trying to win a contest, just feed my family.
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#9 posted 05-05-2008 12:53 PM
Tex, you make a good point, creating a signature piece and making something that will sell (and feed the kids) are two different worlds. What would this sell for. if you don’t mind me asking?
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#10 posted 05-05-2008 01:01 PM
333.00 obo on ebay. the pulse of the world market, at this very second.
#11 posted 05-05-2008 01:09 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=330233626120&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=014I say it will sell within 2 weeks or lessk
#12 posted 05-05-2008 01:11 PM
well poke a straw in my pile of goo and call me steamy. You dunn showed me wrong. Like they sez in the used car market “There’s an ass for every seat”.
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#14 posted 05-05-2008 02:02 PM
Gee whiz …now I feel bad for offering my opinion :( I’ll have to check with ebay before commenting any further on this site….. Happy Monday folks !!! ; )
#15 posted 05-05-2008 02:07 PM
Dusty your comments were not offensive. I appreciate constructive criticism. I, myself, prefer chunky legs and as you can see from my other bench, solid slab legs. My point was that there IS a flavor for everyone and moderne is one. I try to provide a variety. I also just dont care for rude criticism, it seems to show a lack of character and intelligence.
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