Should have just made a cutting board...

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Project by Antti posted 175 days ago 1281 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I hadn’t worked with khaya before. The idea was to apply the “one of a kind cutting board” concept from FWW article to a side table/tv stand/something to initially serve as a table in a corner. Once I applied the finish (Osmo oil wax), I realized that khaya has so much color in itself, that my decorative lines are barely visible. Chalk this one up to the category of technically successful, but visually challenged pieces. But now I know how to make the cutting board…

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#1 posted 175 days ago

Beautifully executed piece. I like that way that the accent lines turned out and I do no think that they detract from the overall beauty of the khaya.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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#2 posted 175 days ago

Wow, that is some beautiful wood. I wouldn’t say that piece is visually challenged.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#3 posted 175 days ago

That things on fire…In the one long shot it really looks like it’s on fire. What amazing wood and those accent lines actually do the job…accents, not features…wicked work, well done.

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#4 posted 175 days ago

Sure looks great, though!

-- Brian in Arlington, TX

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#5 posted 175 days ago

I agree with oldsaxon
The graphic element compliment the organic elements
Love the table

-- Greg Simon

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#6 posted 175 days ago

That looks awesome…Unbelievable work.

-- Shawn DuGay, Wallingford, CT

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#7 posted 175 days ago

How did you bend the wood on the inside of it ?

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short

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#8 posted 175 days ago

I think your artwork added to the natural beauty of this piece : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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#9 posted 175 days ago

I think your too hard on yourself….the wood is beautiful and what you did is very very nice…it looks great and should be very happy with the outcome….great job

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

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#10 posted 175 days ago

Very creative and beautiful.

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 174 days ago

Very cool, and great craftsmanship. FYI a little denatured alcohol will give you an idea of how a natural finish will look without messing with the moisture content.

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#12 posted 174 days ago

Impressive piece of work

-- Dreaming patterns

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#13 posted 174 days ago

Gorgeous work. Very cool.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#14 posted 174 days ago

It has been said that “sometimes less is more” ... This is one of those projects, where the accent is subdued by the intense beauty of the major wood, and yet there they are.
Well executed project.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it.

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#15 posted 174 days ago

Subtlety rules!
It’s beautiful.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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