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Here’s my latest project, a new dining table. The top and base are resawed zebra wood, with inlays of ziricote along the bottom edges, the legs are spalted maple with black and turquoise inlays in the grooves.
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#1 posted 01-18-2013 01:05 PM
Very nice tabletop! Beautiful book matched grain.
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#2 posted 01-18-2013 01:36 PM
very unique, love it! Beautiful work.
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#3 posted 01-18-2013 01:47 PM
Amazing wood figure, great looking table.
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#4 posted 01-18-2013 01:58 PM
beautiful wood on the table top. I also like the spalted maple legs.
-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario
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#5 posted 01-18-2013 03:04 PM
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
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#6 posted 01-18-2013 03:10 PM
wood & table look great
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#7 posted 01-18-2013 04:47 PM
Totally unique table.
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#8 posted 01-18-2013 06:10 PM
Thats one really nice looking dining table. You did a fantastic job… The matching grain adds a lot.
I made my dining table out of Zebrawood a little over a year ago and it was one of my favorite projects. Everyone loves Zebrawood..
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#9 posted 01-18-2013 09:03 PM
That is one of the finest table I’ve ever seen. The design and its top is a top notch!
-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"
#10 posted 01-18-2013 11:35 PM
Thanks to everyone for the compliments! It was one of my favorite projects. My 4th dining table,(all within the family).
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#11 posted 01-19-2013 02:33 AM
That is one of the most beautiful tables ever! Both the zebrawood and the spalted maple are gorgeous. I have a lot of trouble finishing zebrawood as mine seems to have areas that are VERY porous that just soak up finish like a sponge. Any tips for this problem?
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#12 posted 01-19-2013 04:25 AM
Thanks for the complement! I have done several projects in zebra. I too, have had some issues with it, but for the most part, the store that I get most of my woods from,has a good selection of zebra that you can pick from and pick pieces with relatively tight grain. As far as grain filling, I have had the best luck on zebra with Old Masters natural color grain filler. I will warn you though, pay extremely close attention to the directions. And definitely use the burlap like they suggest, or you can end up with a really gooey mess! If you are going to stain, ( which I can rarely think of a reason to stain zebra,) I have also just used a coat or two of minwax sanding sealer, sand, stain, and then used zebra sawdust mixed with whatever finish I am going to use for the top coats. this has a tendency to be dark, and may take 2 or 3 attempts to get totally filled, but on zebra, it seems to blend in ok. Mix it fairly thick, and just work it into the grain, let cure and sand. Let me know how it works out!!
#13 posted 01-19-2013 04:09 PM
Pete33- Thanks for the reply and the pm.
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#14 posted 01-19-2013 04:24 PM
Love that grain, nice work
-- Don, Royersford, PA
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#15 posted 01-21-2013 03:53 PM
That is a beautiful table. Very nice work.
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