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#1 posted 11-06-2012 11:30 PM

That doesn’t look like walnut to me, it looks like wenge.

And I’m with Cosmic… Lots of seriously important period furniture has been veneered.

I found that table online, and it IS solid wood, veneered with a rarer species:

The “I can build that cheaper” ‘tude is what cheapens our craft on a daily basis. Did YOU design the item? The artist has design time, including previous incarnations, as well as the education and experience getting to that point, to TRY and recoup.

Feel free to design your own stuff and sell it at Ikea prices. How’s 2X or 3X materials sound? I see that one on the Internet all the time.

Nice things are sold on a “market will bear” pricing model. If you can make a living at it, with your own work, let us know… Don’t forget, the retailer often gets ~ half.

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