|Project by Arthouse||posted 11-04-2013 01:54 AM||1189 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
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.
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