Grapes & Vines, Carving & Marquetry #6: Completed Table Base

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Blog entry by Dennis Zongker posted 09-09-2021 02:13 PM 545 reads 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I finally finished building the Hallway Table Base. The center section of the base has a loose joint, in order to fit into the elevator. Next I’ll be making the top which will have Marquetry Veneer of grapes & vines and an assortment of fruit, which can be really fun working with all the different colors of veneers. Thank you for looking.

Side corner View

Side Apron View

Top view of Corner

Close up of Corner

Center Loose joint

Corner Mortis & Tenons

Center Leg

Full view of the base

-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 09-09-2021 02:16 PM

Very cool as always. Just out of curiosity – how many total hours will be in this project when done? I’m also curious what you’d charge for such craftsmanship, but that would just be rude!

-- Gary in OP

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#2 posted 09-09-2021 02:20 PM

As always, a stunning masterpiece! This is the brilliant work that we have come to expect from Dennis. Typically outstanding! Thanks for posting Dennis.

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#3 posted 09-09-2021 02:28 PM

What a treat to follow this build. Thanks!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 09-09-2021 02:55 PM

It’s fun watching you have fun Dennis.
Looks amazing as always!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#5 posted 09-09-2021 02:57 PM

wow over the top,some of the nicest carving ive seen.your an incredible craftsman.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 09-09-2021 03:09 PM

Beautiful work!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 09-09-2021 03:23 PM

What words can I say? Other than what others have already said, or what I’ve said in the past of your work. I don’t know any other craftsman at your level Dennis, you’re truly given the gift by God in your hands. The only thing I could offer to this is I could make you a stone top for this.
By the way, I just got some Iranian pink onyx, extremely rare in the US as we have no trade with Iran and it’s the only place it comes from. I know you’d appreciate it’s beauty. My best to you and Patti.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#9 posted 09-09-2021 11:39 PM

As usual an example of what a master craftsman can do.

-- Steve, Malvern, PA

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#10 posted 09-09-2021 11:52 PM


I learn something from every one of your posts! Thank you for taking the time to share this beautiful project!!


-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#11 posted 09-10-2021 02:04 PM

Dennis: Do you go home at night and collapse. Or, is you mind going wild about all of the possibilities.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#12 posted 09-10-2021 05:06 PM


-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#13 posted 09-12-2021 10:31 PM

That is some insane detail work!
Not my style but one has to admit that you did some outstanding work on the hallway table!

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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