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Project by BrianWells posted 02-24-2014 09:15 PM 1193 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Reclaimed Birdseye Maple case, top, and drawer fronts
Reclaimed Butternut for drawer bottoms
Hard Maple for legs, and all internals

This hall style table has a matching mirror frame that hangs above. Made for the owner of a glass company who supplied me with the material.

-- BWells,NY





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DrDirt

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#1 posted 02-24-2014 10:47 PM

You should have a very happy customer. Well don, and I like the wood choices.

-- "Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement." Ronald Reagan

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SPalm

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#2 posted 02-25-2014 12:32 AM

Wow – That is beautiful.
Great wood, and really great craftsmanship.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Grumpymike

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#3 posted 02-25-2014 12:47 AM

Your craftsmanship shows in your use of the wood grain and joinery. What an eye catcher.

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

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Oldtool

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#4 posted 02-25-2014 01:00 AM

Very nice table, fantastic color contrast with the woods.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Scott R. Turner

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#5 posted 02-25-2014 03:06 AM

Lovely wood and nice design.

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12strings

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#6 posted 02-25-2014 06:39 PM

Forgive my ignorance, but is birdseye maple simply more figured wood (birdseye figure?) from a separate part of the same type of maple tree that the legs came from? That’s quite a color difference! Or is it 2 different types of tree?

Perhaps someone could educate me on this.

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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BrianWells

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#7 posted 02-25-2014 11:19 PM

12strings, birdseye is not a special maple specie, it’s that whoa… cool, when you mill hard maple. The patina comes from the age of this particular material. It is easily 100yrs young. The finish was a hand rubbed oil-varnish.

-- BWells,NY

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 03-03-2014 05:37 PM

Fantastic hall table! Gorgeous wood combo and pretty Shaker style. Great work!

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