Live Edge Floating Shelf with Hand Cut Bow Tie Inlays

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Project by BenhamDesign posted 01-13-2018 08:03 PM 3067 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For this project I take a walnut slab that has a rotten end, a ugly squared off chainsaw cut and a few large cracks, and sculpt it with some power carving, and and cut some bowtie inlays to turn it into a live edge floating shelf. I think it is some of the cooler woodworking art I have don in awhile.

If you are interested in how it was made please visit my Blog watch it be built in the video

If you are interested in some of the other project I create please check out my Custom Furniture Website

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#1 posted 01-13-2018 10:16 PM

Beautiful job! I’m going to read the blog and watch the video now…....

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#2 posted 01-14-2018 12:13 PM

This shows that , nothing is rotten in woodworking, this piece is gorgeous, keep on the good work.

-- andrek

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#3 posted 01-14-2018 12:31 PM

except for the bow ties it looks as natural as can be – love the roll on the front edge

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 01-14-2018 01:09 PM

Very interesting natural look. Those butterfly patches are very good match. I can’t not to notice the metal figurine also, it’s awesome too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 01-14-2018 02:12 PM

Great shelf, and it looks like your little robot is surfing. LOL. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#6 posted 01-14-2018 04:54 PM

This is a beautiful shelf and done so nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 01-15-2018 01:45 PM

well done!

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