Flower Table

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Project by EPJartisan posted 11-06-2009 05:38 PM 3504 views 14 times favorited 45 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mother in-law asked me to make her a simple zebra wood table stand for a set of zebra wood chairs she purchased for her sunroom. I have a issue with “simple”... I can’t do simple. She is a very “pink” lady who collects glass flowers so I designed and built this table for her. Italian poplar veneers with a steam bent walnut core and book matched zebra wood veneer, with turned walnut burl stamen and anthers. A 42” scalloped edged glass top completes the flower look and the chairs around the table base looks like a giant flower.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#1 posted 11-06-2009 05:46 PM

Wow You do simple very well
what would something Hard look like.?

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#2 posted 11-06-2009 05:55 PM

Wow—- ummm—- Wow

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 11-06-2009 06:12 PM

I don’t know what to say. Incredible.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 11-06-2009 06:16 PM

Wow, I almost sneezed. I’d hate to see what you’d come up with if someone asked for something fancy.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#5 posted 11-06-2009 06:18 PM

Absolutely incredible work. Everything is awesome. Thanks for a great post.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#6 posted 11-06-2009 06:34 PM

A creation of masterful design and workmanship great art.


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#7 posted 11-06-2009 06:39 PM

Wow! Very unique and very well done!

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#8 posted 11-06-2009 06:43 PM

Excellent! I always like to see work and designs that are not standard and typical.

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#9 posted 11-06-2009 06:55 PM

You must show us more of your work this is fantastic.

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#10 posted 11-06-2009 07:02 PM

ummm—- Wow——ummm

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#11 posted 11-06-2009 07:08 PM

WOW! for sure.
Great show of your creative and craft abilities. Fantastic design and a masterful build, your mother in law must be thrilled.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#12 posted 11-06-2009 07:08 PM

That is absolutely incredible! Now, please delete the post before my wife sees it :-)

-- Dragonsrite, Minnesota

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#13 posted 11-06-2009 07:43 PM

Gorgeous work QD! Very unique and the craftsmanship is amazing. What type of finish did you use?

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#14 posted 11-06-2009 07:44 PM

Stunning! Your talent shows in every aspect of this piece of art.

-- John @

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#15 posted 11-06-2009 07:53 PM

You are not just a woodworker and exceptional craftsman, but an artist too. I think most of us aspire to this kind of work, but few of us ever come even close.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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