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Project by NikBrown posted 529 days ago 2863 views 25 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been fairly active in the online woodworking community for a while but have never really produced anything I would classify as furniture. I began working on this table about 7 months ago but got sidetracked with a priority shift of renovating 6 rooms in our house. And the standard trying to produce and put up as much food as possible each summer.

A few weeks ago I was finally able to dive back into the project and managed to finish it yesterday.

It’s clearly influenced by much of Darrel Pearts Greene & Greene styled work as well as work by Marc Spagnuolo, Timothy Rousseau and other random Asian tables. I do sincerely apologies to all of the above for my poor bastardized attempt to be influence by them.

It’s crafted out of solid cherry and ebony and finished with shellac and satin Arm-R-Seal. It’s a bit orange right now, but should mellow and darken as the cherry ages over the next few years.

This was a challenging project for me as it was my first real attempt to incorporate curves into any of my woodworking. Almost every edge in this entire piece has some form of curve to it.

As much as I love Greene and Greene styled work I think my next couple projects need to focus on a style that is slightly more efficient to build :)

-- http://digitalwoodworker.com/ - Where woodworking and technology somehow get along.





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 529 days ago

Beautiful piece, very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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bigfish_95008

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#2 posted 529 days ago

I admire your courage for taking on a GG. I too love the style but have been put off by the multitudes of round edges. It is a beautiful table. I look forward to the day when I can take on lager projects – working out of half of a one car garage is just painful.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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stefang

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#3 posted 529 days ago

You certainly succeeded in combining the styles together and the craftsmanship looks top notch too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Brandon

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#4 posted 529 days ago

Ditto to what stefang just wrote. Excellent job! I’ve always wanted to attempt something G&G but so far the time investment has put me off—-I’m too damn impatient. :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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randyb

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#5 posted 529 days ago

very nice, you do good work, very brave undertaking.

-- I was going for that distressed look

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 529 days ago

Very nice work on this

-- 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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bugz

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#7 posted 529 days ago

Great looking table, great craftsmanship,

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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Manitario

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#8 posted 529 days ago

Very nice table and design. It is elegant and you combined the various styles very well.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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ShaneA

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#9 posted 529 days ago

This is really nice, well done.

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EarlS

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#10 posted 529 days ago

very nice and I like the light too

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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david38

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#11 posted 529 days ago

nicely done

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Charles Maxwell

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#12 posted 529 days ago

Beautiful!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 529 days ago

A wonderful and beautiful table with details spot on,great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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ChuckC

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#14 posted 529 days ago

This is really nice! I’m in the middle of something similar myself. I think you nailed it!

BTW: I like the wall sconce too.

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TomTinkerSum

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#15 posted 529 days ago

Great lines and design. Love it!!

-- If a woodchuck could chuck wood, he's probably not a Lumberjock --

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