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Project by Adam Weis posted 12-17-2009 10:49 PM 4400 views 49 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was inspired by the simplicity of Ming furniture but takes on its own character. Excepting the drawer fronts, which are ash, the whole piece is made from a single slab of wood.

-- Adam,

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#1 posted 12-17-2009 10:56 PM

The continuous grain Ash draw fronts are amazing and really add to the piece. What is the finish you used?

-- Scott, Colorado

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#2 posted 12-17-2009 10:58 PM

BEAUTIFUL. I love it. The two woods really compliment each other and the grain really pops out.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 12-17-2009 10:59 PM


-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#4 posted 12-17-2009 11:20 PM

love it the ash gerain just pops all over the place …........

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#5 posted 12-18-2009 12:13 AM

Greta job. The ash drawers makes the table really stand out. I always love finding an ash board with that kind of character.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#6 posted 12-18-2009 12:22 AM

Is it just an illusion or do the legs have a slight tapper from bottom to top?

Regardless, it looks great!

-- James -

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#7 posted 12-18-2009 01:06 AM

Fantastic piece of furniture and example of your incredible skill. Beautiful…............

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

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#8 posted 12-18-2009 02:45 AM

Beautiful work … the pyramidal sweep of the legs (unless my eyes deceive me) give a temple-like feel to the piece.

-- Kacy, Louisiana

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#9 posted 12-18-2009 02:56 AM

Absolutely wonderful!

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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#10 posted 12-18-2009 03:51 AM

adam that is just down right beautiful..very clean lines and the contrast of the ash is great…i also love doing contrast colors…great job….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 12-18-2009 04:29 AM

You have the eye.. really good!


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#12 posted 12-18-2009 07:06 AM

The grain on the ash drawers is stunning. Beautiful work throughout.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#13 posted 12-18-2009 07:55 AM

simple clean lines and all around beautiful.


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#14 posted 12-18-2009 03:19 PM

Really great looking table.

-- "Never measure......cut as many times as necessary." - PeteMoss

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#15 posted 12-18-2009 05:05 PM

Nicely done. Impressive work.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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