Cherry Sofa table with inlays, turned legs

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Project by zzzzdoc posted 332 days ago 1874 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been working on this table for a while. It’s made of cherry, with a cherry veneer top and a diamond QS cherry central diamond inlay, with corner round QS cherry inlays.

It’s a very complex shape, with convex and concave curves, requiring many jigs, patterns, and use of just about every tool in the shop.

The legs were made from gluing two pieces of 12/4 cherry together, and than turning and carving those massive pieces. Hernias were had by all involved, as the cherry arrived as 12 foot long, 12/4 cherry boards that had to be cut down to size, jointed, planed, etc.

It’s been tough to photograph it accurately. The colors are way off on the inlay photos. The inlays are much more striking in person.

Finish is Transtint dye sealed with garnet shellac, with a GF glaze – also sealed with garnet shellac, toning with Transtint/lacquer, and finally 3 clear coats of low gloss pre-cat lacquer.

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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#1 posted 332 days ago

Absolutely stunning.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#2 posted 332 days ago

Great job. Very nice looking.

-- I've never been disappointed buying quality but I have been disappointed buying good enough.

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#3 posted 332 days ago

Fantastic work! This table is beautiful… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#4 posted 332 days ago

It’s a beautiful piece. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 331 days ago

Beautiful wood piece! The design is terrific!

-- "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"

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#6 posted 331 days ago

An awesome looking table with excellent craftsmanship…stunning.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#7 posted 331 days ago

WOW!!!! Beautiful Sofa Table. I really like the reeds in the turned legs. Congrats.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 331 days ago

Very striking and complex piece. My hat off to you for this accomplishment.

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#9 posted 331 days ago

Wow! Fabulous table! I won’t even attempt to walk a few feet in your shoes, much less a mile . . . especially because I’m certain my orthotics wouldn’t fit in your shoes. ;-)


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Jeff Tobert

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#10 posted 331 days ago

Nicely done! A great piece!

-- All in or give in.

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#11 posted 331 days ago

This is stunning.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#12 posted 330 days ago

+1 to all of the above! Stunning display of craftsmanship; design, joinery, inlay, turning, finish,.....

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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