Set of 4 Custom Coasters

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Project by gdoherty posted 03-24-2017 07:30 PM 1849 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a set of handmade coasters I produced for a friend. She lives in and grew up around Rochester, NY, also known as “The Flower City” for their annual Lilac Festival. The woodburned design on the coaster holder is directly from the flag of the City of Rochester.

The coasters are made from ambrosia maple, and the holder is pine. The holder is lined with a piece of suede. Some of the coasters had to have holes filled with epoxy. Each coaster was also given a small cove around its circumference to make the coasters (at 1/2” thick) appear visually thinner.

All parts were finished with three coats of Minwax Wipe-on Polyurethane.


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#1 posted 03-24-2017 07:34 PM

Good job, gdoherty! Good choice using the cove … looks great. Don’t you just love Ambrosia maple?

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#2 posted 03-24-2017 08:19 PM

Thanks, Ron! It really is a beautiful wood.

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#3 posted 03-24-2017 08:33 PM

Prety nice looking coaster. The wood itself looks interesting and nice.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 03-25-2017 02:10 PM

You did a nice job on this set of coasters. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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