Griffin End Table

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Project by Dennis Zongker posted 2225 days ago 16896 views 100 times favorited 161 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.

-- Dennis Zongker

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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 2225 days ago

awesome piece of work

what timber did you use ? very nice photos

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#2 posted 2225 days ago

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

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#3 posted 2225 days ago


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#4 posted 2225 days ago

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 2225 days ago

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 2225 days ago

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 2225 days ago

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 2225 days ago

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

-- "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 2225 days ago

What a work of art- outstanding craftsman ship

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#10 posted 2225 days ago

Holy crap, that’s amazing !

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#11 posted 2225 days ago

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

God Bless

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#12 posted 2225 days ago

absolutely stunning

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

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#13 posted 2225 days ago

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 2225 days ago

Amazing. Absolute.

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#15 posted 2225 days ago

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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