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Maple Burl Table Inlayed With Walnut & Turquoise

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Project by kody posted 01-19-2013 06:33 PM 2894 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To all the Lumberjocks out there that have been waiting patiently to see what I have made from the burl that I was so fortunate to have acquired, this is it! This table, being one of many that I will present, was a new and challenging experience being that this is the first table I have ever made. I devoted three and a half months to this project. This table has thirteen Black Walnut butterfly inlay keys, as well as inlayed turquoise. I made the Nick Offerman router sled, which worked wonderful for leveling the burl slab. The finish is seven coats of Epihanes high gloss marine varnish. The dimensions are 47”x36” and 21” tall. The pictures do not do this table justice, but I hope all of you Lumberjocks enjoy this! Thank you.





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GlennsGrandson

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#1 posted 01-19-2013 06:57 PM

AMAZING! Absolutely stunning! I love everything about it, the color, the turquoise, the bow ties, the figure, the legs, the stretcher! You made the wood work for you, very well done.

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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Dale

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#2 posted 01-19-2013 07:04 PM

Beautiful and you did a great job. I agree with Grant.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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MonteCristo

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#3 posted 01-19-2013 07:42 PM

Wow ! That’s one beautiful burl table. I usually don’t go for these but I like the use of burl ion the base as well, and that top is totally awesome.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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jaykaypur

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#4 posted 01-19-2013 07:49 PM

That ain’t a table….that’s a masterpiece. You did a wonderful job on all aspects of this and it shows in the final piece. True artistry and craftmanship !

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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david38

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#5 posted 01-19-2013 09:04 PM

very beautiful table

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JoeyG

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#6 posted 01-19-2013 09:06 PM

Holy Cow!!!!

What and amazing job.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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dee2

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#7 posted 01-19-2013 10:51 PM

OK, you won…....drool of the day.
Base is really eye-catching, beautiful top to match. Great design and can’t wait to see the next one.
Terrific job for a first table, for sure.

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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derosa

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#8 posted 01-20-2013 01:22 AM

Don’t care for the one hole in it, seems like a good spot to spill the beer. The inlay looks really good and the walnut looks amazing, I can’t imagine how many of those i’d screw up trying to make them fit. But the overall finish tops the both and just makes it look amazing.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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RegehrAndSons

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#9 posted 01-20-2013 02:00 AM

Great Job! You’ve made a piece worthy of the wood that went into it. Where did you get your turquoise?

-- Regehr & Sons Woodcraft

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lightweightladylefty

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#10 posted 01-20-2013 03:54 AM

Kody,

Amazingly fabulous! What a gorgeous burl and such magnificent use of it. How many router bits did you go through to level the slab?

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 01-20-2013 11:28 AM

WOW! Incredible work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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camps764

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#12 posted 01-20-2013 02:46 PM

Agree with everyone else. this is gorgeous. The grain/color of the top is crazy. It almost looks like you painted it gold…beautiful!

-- Steve. Visit my website http://www.campbellwoodworking.com

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Dubb

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#13 posted 01-20-2013 05:38 PM

Very Nice , Good job on your first table..

-- Dubb , WV

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alekhine

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#14 posted 01-20-2013 06:45 PM

Pure beauty, i love it..

-- Efe Yaparoglu ,Izmir.... Not getting what u wished is a sign that there is something better behind.

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HalDougherty

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#15 posted 01-20-2013 10:30 PM

That’s one of the most beautiful pieces of wood I’ve seen and you’ve done a great job on the table as well. Here's the link back to the original post about the burl.

Click for details

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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