In Tune by Guarino

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Project by GlenGuarino posted 03-01-2010 03:28 AM 4062 views 16 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I think this is the table that JContract asked me to put up. Glen gave a talk to Central Jersey Woodworkers last April and brought In Tune.

In Tune is an exercise in form and negative space. The negative space piece the legs and other part of table Glen framed out by all the elements coming together. The addition of ebony gives a contrast to the material moving the eye to the foot focusing attention to the center bringing it out to the edges of the tabletop.

He had a couple of thick curly maple boards that he was saving for about a dozen years, just waiting for the right design that would show off the beautiful grain. The legs and stretchers were first band sawed and then hand shaped with spoke shaves and scrapers. The challenge was to make all four legs look identical. The ebony that Glen used to accent the design was rescued from an old dump located next to a sawmill 25 years ago. He saves his exotic lumber for special pieces like this one and use it sparingly.



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#1 posted 03-01-2010 03:31 AM

Wow, simply gorgeous project!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 03-01-2010 03:32 AM

omg that is a work of art. amazing just amazing.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#3 posted 03-01-2010 03:44 AM

this is stunning ,

your work is excellent !

now that you are an LJ ,

we need more detail pictures ,
and how too’s .

thank you .

-- 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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#4 posted 03-01-2010 03:53 AM

this is a excelent piece of furniture…just beautiful….., i have one question though…are we talking to glenn or marie… you both work in the shop…a husband wife team…..well anyway’s the table is stunning…grizzman

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

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#5 posted 03-01-2010 04:07 AM

Excellent workmanship. I just don’t know if I like it or not. I’m so confused!


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#6 posted 03-01-2010 04:15 AM

Really amazing. I love all the shape you put into it. How big is it though? To me it looks like a hallway table, the picture shows all the craftsmenship but I cant gauge the size. Nice work though :)

-- "May you live in interesting times"

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#7 posted 03-01-2010 04:22 AM

Great looking table Glen/Marie. I checked your web site and the table with the three legs is awesome. All the other projects look great too but this one kinda sticks in your mind.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#8 posted 03-01-2010 04:23 AM

I love the design, absolutely Brilliant!

-- Brian Meeks,

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#9 posted 03-01-2010 04:53 AM

Now this is different design, stunning accents and details.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 03-01-2010 05:14 AM

Hi guys,

Glen is setting up his show, so this will be a very late night for him. No, I don’t work in his studio, although I may sweep it now and then. I handle the business for him, bookkeeping, do his applications for exhibits & publications… so that he can concentrate on what he loves to do, design and make furniture.

Someone asked the size of the table, you are right it is a foyer table. The table looks best when seen from all angles. 35”tall x 52”wide x 25”deep

I am usually the one who will resize & post an image. The comments we do together and I keep my Mac.

Whenever I post I will always sign my name.



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#11 posted 03-01-2010 05:26 AM

This piece is so incredible. It not only shows the craftmanship of the build. Its design is just fantastic. It iis truely the most imaginative design I have seen to date. And to top all this off the wood and the grain is again breathtaking. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Bruce, Annapolis MD

-- Bruce, Arnold MD [email protected]

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#12 posted 03-01-2010 05:58 AM

Wonderful work Glen, Marie your work makes it possible for us to see his work and for that I thank you!


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#13 posted 03-01-2010 06:26 AM

truly an inspirational piece, is it possible to get a more detailed picture of the top?

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#14 posted 03-01-2010 07:13 AM

I love all of the comments! A very creative project from wood that was just waiting to be used. I really appreciate the use of an exotic wood to accent so as to limit the ecological impact.

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#15 posted 03-01-2010 07:45 AM



-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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