Asian Interpretation Table

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Project by GlenGuarino posted 02-28-2010 10:13 PM 3522 views 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Asian Interpretation Table is made from a fallen Walnut tree that Glen was able to save from being turned into firewood. The wood was air dried for about five years waiting for the right design. The warm color, the grain of the wood, and the feel of the material was just what he wanted for this table. His intention was to design a quiet piece of furniture that could contribute a sense of calm to a room.

Glen made the table in walnut and accented it with wenge. He was able to rescue the walnut from being used for firewood.



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#1 posted 02-28-2010 10:22 PM

Really nice design! Great Job!

-- Tim, Tallahasse FL

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#2 posted 02-28-2010 11:05 PM

This is a very interesting and intriguing table. I would love to see some more pictures including close ups of how the top is connected to the legs.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 02-28-2010 11:19 PM

i think glen achieved the sense of calm…the floating top makes it fell airy…and open…the warmth of the walnut makes it all click…very nice piece…nice save on the wood…i love when that happens..

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

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#4 posted 02-28-2010 11:59 PM

more pictures and details please

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

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#5 posted 03-01-2010 12:08 AM

beautiful !

i read your story ,
and would like to welcome you both to LJ’s !

i guess there is hope for ’ joyze ’ ,
if work like yours
can come out of it (LOL) !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 03-01-2010 12:52 AM

hey, that looks real neat, nice work!


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#7 posted 03-01-2010 02:23 AM

Glan. This was one of the tables you brought to our Central Jersey Woodworkers meeting a little while back. The one that I reallly loved was the curly maple and ebony table. That one left quite an impression one me. Wondering if you might post that one on your lumberjocks projects so all can see it?

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#8 posted 03-01-2010 01:59 PM

Another great piece! Very nice work!

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#9 posted 03-01-2010 07:33 PM

very nice piece… would love to see more about the building process involved and all the neat joinery used in the legs…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#10 posted 03-29-2010 02:25 AM

I enjoyed working on this table. The joinery has to be very carefully done so that all the various parts fit well and results in plumb legs and a square glue up. I feel the key is dressing the wood carefully making sure the different parts are exactly the same thickness. Each part has to be sized exactly. The legs are attached to the top with 12 figure eights and screws.

I have designed and made other tables along the same line as Asian Interpretation.

Keep your tools sharp



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#11 posted 07-27-2010 06:20 PM

great design …....great piece …....

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#12 posted 11-28-2010 09:07 PM

More detailed pictures, please. Beautiful work and design.

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#13 posted 02-12-2011 04:51 AM

That’s what I’m talking about! Wish you had more detailed pictures.

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