Chesnut Side table.

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Project by Isra posted 05-28-2015 06:20 AM 1862 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, I finished my last custom. It is a side table made of chesnut basically. It has two drawers, one made of walnut with ebony cockbeadings and maple sides and an uppe one. It has some ebony and holly inlays. I finished it with two coats of linseed oil and shellac.Like always, it has been made using handtools only. I hope you like it. Thanks.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria),

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#1 posted 05-28-2015 08:20 AM

I love it! Perfectly executed.

-- DJG

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#2 posted 05-28-2015 10:06 AM

Thanks DJG, I tried to do my best. The chesnut is so easy to work with.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria),

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#3 posted 05-28-2015 02:18 PM

Very nice. Truly an artistic demonstration of fine craftsmanship. Much respect on your hand tools abilities.

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#4 posted 05-28-2015 02:36 PM

Very nice work. Those tapered legs must have required a fair amount of hand-planing. Beautiful piece.

What is the topside door for?

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#5 posted 05-28-2015 02:41 PM

very nice pice of art. perfectly made and designed

-- Dolev Meir --- Nes-Ziona Israel

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#6 posted 05-28-2015 04:14 PM

Nice piece , is that Chinese Chestnut wood?

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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#7 posted 05-28-2015 06:26 PM

Thanks a lot for those beautiful comments. This chesnut is european chesnut, from a place near my house. The top door is for a secret drawer, you push on it an it opens easily. Thanks again.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria),

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#8 posted 05-28-2015 06:55 PM

This is nice and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 05-28-2015 07:19 PM

Thanks a lot.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria),

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#10 posted 05-28-2015 10:06 PM

very nice work!

-- Greg Simon

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#11 posted 05-28-2015 11:57 PM

Beautiful side table! The accents are great, and I love the secret drawer!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#12 posted 05-29-2015 09:11 AM

Gorgeous table… I have a small amount of American Chestnut from a downed tree. Can’t wait for it to dry… now I really can’t wait!

-- -Tim Royal -"Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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#13 posted 05-29-2015 09:58 AM

Hi, I really appreciate your words. I also have a big amount of european chesnut from a downed tree waiting ffor it to dry. It is as beatuiful as oak and soft as pine, It is really enjoyable to work with.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria),

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#14 posted 05-30-2015 02:05 PM

Very nice desk. Love the traditional joinery. This will last several lifetimes.

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#15 posted 06-02-2015 01:12 AM

Totally awesome workmanship, craftsmanship that we all aspire to….

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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