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Project by pete33 posted 553 days ago 1456 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- elpea





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Wdwerker

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#1 posted 552 days ago

Very nice tabletop! Beautiful book matched grain.

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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#2 posted 552 days ago

very unique, love it! Beautiful work.

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#3 posted 552 days ago

Amazing wood figure, great looking table.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 552 days ago

beautiful wood on the table top. I also like the spalted maple legs.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 552 days ago

Very beautiful

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#6 posted 552 days ago

wood & table look great

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#7 posted 552 days ago

Totally unique table.

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#8 posted 552 days ago

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..

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#9 posted 552 days ago

That is one of the finest table I’ve ever seen. The design and its top is a top notch!

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#10 posted 552 days ago

Thanks to everyone for the compliments! It was one of my favorite projects. My 4th dining table,(all within the family).

-- elpea

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 552 days ago

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?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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pete33

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#12 posted 552 days ago

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!!

-- elpea

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 551 days ago

Pete33- Thanks for the reply and the pm.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#14 posted 551 days ago

Love that grain, nice work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Roque

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#15 posted 549 days ago

That is a beautiful table. Very nice work.

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