alder table and vase

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Project by kolwdwrkr posted 2191 days ago 1447 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little diddy I whipped up because I had the veneer (toma) and some left over alder from a job we did that required 10/4. The top is Toma bordered with purple heart inlay. The stain is a light coat of mohawk ultra penatrating stain (cherry) that was thinned. Then it was toned with the dark color, taking several coats to achieve the two tone result. I made the table first then desided it would be nice if it came with the vase. Turning is one of my favorite things to do in woodworking, so to be able to mix it in with everything else is always a pleasure. One day I will post some pictures of some vanities I did that I turned the legs for, but until then, enjoy.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 2191 days ago

That table top wood grain is off the charts. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#2 posted 2191 days ago

Sweet and clean, nice veneer, like this very much

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 2191 days ago

Nice table, I really like the birdseye.

Thanks for posting

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#4 posted 2190 days ago

Nice table

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#5 posted 2190 days ago

Very, very elegant. Good job.

—marc in aylmer, qc


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#6 posted 2190 days ago

Nice lines and the contrast in color really puts the focus on the veneered top. Is staining alder as difficult as staining birch?

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#7 posted 2190 days ago

Nice table. I like the veneer on top and the purple heart is cool around it. The two woods go good together.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#8 posted 2190 days ago

kolwdwrkr, I agree with your comments on turning. The only problem is getting the time to concentrate on it.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 2189 days ago

Nice table

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#10 posted 2188 days ago

Cool table….

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#11 posted 1597 days ago

I love the look of a simply beautiful piece of art. Thank you so much for understanding how woods can help each other to become whole. The proportions are perfect. The contrast between the stunning toma and the understated purpleheart is grand. Thank you for sharing….......

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#12 posted 1514 days ago

awesome, the vase really ties it all together. good looking table, very shiny!

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#13 posted 1514 days ago

Nice little diddy well done it looks super

-- Custom furniture

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