Griffin End Table

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Project by Dennis Zongker posted 07-26-2008 05:24 AM 19887 views 105 times favorited 162 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece of furniture took me around 1100 hours to make. Carving and marquetry added to a piece of furniture can really take you back in time. When designing this piece I really wanted to add carvings to this piece of furniture without making it to busy. By adding eagle wings & the lions face and violin scrolls. Alone with marquetry of roses. This is the most enjoyable piece of furniture I’ve made so far.
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-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 07-26-2008 05:29 AM

awesome piece of work

what timber did you use ? very nice photos

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 07-26-2008 05:30 AM

Wow…I am humbled. This is really esquisite work.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#3 posted 07-26-2008 05:31 AM


-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#4 posted 07-26-2008 05:34 AM

holy simoles thats amazing. I agree its not overdone. Surely one of the finest pieces of wood art we have seen.

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#5 posted 07-26-2008 05:35 AM

My goodness Dennis, this is fantastic! You’ve done an incredible job on this table. There are so many things I like about this. It’s all exceptional…the carvings, inlay, marquetry, design…wow.

I have two questions. Is that cherry?, and What do you do for an encore after something like this?

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#6 posted 07-26-2008 05:41 AM

Absolutely stunning. You are a true artist and a craftsman. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 07-26-2008 05:56 AM

This is a pretty amazing piece of work. The carving is great and the top is exceptional. The inlay is very impressive. and the rose is beautiful. You must be very proud. Congratulations.

-- John

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#8 posted 07-26-2008 06:01 AM

WOW!! AAA+++, I don’t know what to say!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 07-26-2008 06:07 AM

What a work of art- outstanding craftsman ship

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#10 posted 07-26-2008 06:21 AM

Holy crap, that’s amazing !

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#11 posted 07-26-2008 06:22 AM

WOW! Exquisite detail and design. A true work of art. You are a true craftsman of your craft. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 07-26-2008 06:27 AM

absolutely stunning

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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#13 posted 07-26-2008 06:30 AM

That is one amazing end table!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#14 posted 07-26-2008 06:43 AM

Amazing. Absolute.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#15 posted 07-26-2008 06:49 AM

Hi Dennis;

Welcome to lumberjocks!

There’s a lot of great people here, and were all waiting to learn from you!

Again, welcome.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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