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Project by Arthouse posted 11-04-2013 01:54 AM 1091 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of my lines of furniture I make usually with a limestone base because the stone is native and I can cut it myself with a skill saw. I decided to change the stone for limestone is soft and breaks. I choose petrified wood for its natural appeal, color , character and hardness. The only problem; I had to have a marble company cut the V groove into the stone for a perfect fit. Luckly I have a friend who owns a laser guided stone cutter. He cut it perfectly then I cut the Zebrawood to match the angle. I finished with conversion varnish and set the glass on top. The execution to hold the angle and how it is glued and clamped is a tradecraft secret . I have now changed the design to always have a piece of petrified wood enhancing the zebra wood . I entered this design into the Texas Furniture makers show. Awards are next Saturday. All this and Heaven too.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-04-2013 02:41 AM

Very cool. I would like to see more pictures.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-04-2013 06:56 AM

very nice. nice elegant design

-- “Woodworkers are only thieves of each other’s ideas.”

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#3 posted 11-04-2013 12:52 PM

Fantastic looking table and good luck in Kerrville next Saturday.

-- Quality is easy to see - but hard to explain

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#4 posted 11-04-2013 01:02 PM

Very cool. How big is it? It looks to be about a 30×70 top if it is 30” high. How thick is the zebrawood support?
.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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michelletwo

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#5 posted 11-04-2013 03:24 PM

sleek design..I’m unsure of the base, but what the heck do I know :-) ??? would look great in a contemporary home.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#6 posted 11-04-2013 08:46 PM

Very modern and elegant table. Outstanding design!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Rick

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#7 posted 11-05-2013 01:08 AM

Very Nice Project and Well Done! Thanks For Posting.

-- How long is a Minute? That depends on which side of the Bathroom Door You're On!

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 11-07-2013 04:30 PM

Cool and unique! It has a modern and minimalist appeal. Like the wood, stone and glass combo. It is a winner!

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 11-10-2013 02:10 AM

Saturday is TODAY…

We’re waiting for the Update!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Arthouse

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#10 posted 11-10-2013 02:36 AM

Joe , just got back from the awards show convergence didn’t win anything but Tree of life won a Honorable mention. The awards were based on sixty percent was craftsmanship , twenty per cent design and twenty percent finish. It backwards but that’s there criteria . What won was boxes and cabinets with a lot of mortise and tendon and perfect doors. Go online and look at the Texas Furniture makers show and you will see for yourself. All this and Heaven too.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 11-10-2013 04:47 AM

BUMMER…

Did you know those %’s going IN to the contest?

Sorry you didn’t win anything… Glad you got an Honorable mention…
... better than nothing…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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