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Project by atogrf1 posted 207 days ago 1035 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small table I made for my foyer at home.
The legs were all inlaid by hand using the method I learned by taking Steve Latta’s class at the MASW last year. It was challenging for my first time, but I think it came out OK, and I learned a lot.

The top is Waterfall Bubinga.
The banding is Maple/Wenge/Maple.
The banding around the Bubinga is Maple
The rest of the table is made from Sapele Mahogany.

Thanks for taking the time to check it out.

-Nick-





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JeremyPringle

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#1 posted 207 days ago

Cool.

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aussiedave

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#2 posted 207 days ago

Very nice table Nick, you did an excellent job….the inlay and everything is really really good…well done

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

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atogrf1

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#3 posted 207 days ago

Thank you VERY much!!!! I appreciate your kind words.

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Nygiants77

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#4 posted 207 days ago

Amazing inlay for your first try and just an outstanding project overall!

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Woodbridge

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#5 posted 207 days ago

you have built a great looking table. the inlay work is excellent as is the bubinga top..

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Loren

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#6 posted 207 days ago

I like Federal a lot. Your interpretation leans towards a Biedermeier
type influence I think… a little heavier and tougher.

I’m no authority, but I do enjoy trying to parse out the historical
influences.

Nice piece.

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atogrf1

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#7 posted 207 days ago

Thanks again!!!!

Yes, I do agree. It is a bit “beefier” than I would have liked. I think I made the legs just a tad too thick, and I think that attributes to the heavier look you mention.
Also, if I could do it again, I would go ahead and put something in the front apron as well. It looks a bit plain to me after it went together.
However, having said that, I am happy with the way that it came out considering it was my first shot at the inlay. The next piece, hopefully, I will be able to expand on it.
Learning from my mistakes.
Here’s hoping…..

:-)

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BTimmons

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#8 posted 206 days ago

It’s a very satisfying piece to look at. For a first crack at inlay, it sure looks good to me.

-- Brian in Arlington, TX

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Rick Dennington

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#9 posted 206 days ago

Stellar job on the build of the table…..beautiful job, no doubt…..The inlays are gorgeous…..The Federals would be proud to see this piece…...Very inspiring, and a great challenge, I’m sure…...I like it…...!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 206 days ago

That is a fine looking table and very nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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GeneR

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#11 posted 205 days ago

Incredible work, If you get tired of it or just not happy with it you can just send it to me. lol

-- Failure is always an option. :-)

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CL810

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#12 posted 205 days ago

Outstanding craftsmanship.

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

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Fishinbo

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#13 posted 204 days ago

Fantastic table! It has a lot of great details on the banding and inlays. The top is gorgeous. For a first time, very impressive work.

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