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Project by grosa posted 09-01-2010 03:59 AM 2161 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a residential job. We made it out of sepele I hand carved the center piece at the top, the corbels were both hand carved and the spirals were hand carved. It was not stained just a lacquer clear coat. I made this at Prestige Casework. Check out the video. When I figure out how to use the blog I will post the making of the corbels step by step.

-- Have a great day.

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#1 posted 09-01-2010 04:33 AM

OMG – simply beautiful. I like the wood with just the lacquer coating. Wonderful carving.

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#2 posted 09-01-2010 11:14 AM

Now that is real sweet.

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#3 posted 09-01-2010 11:43 AM

oh my goodness! stunning.. magnificent.. and a whole lot of others super words

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#4 posted 09-01-2010 12:39 PM

Thank you.

-- Have a great day.

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#5 posted 09-01-2010 02:30 PM

WOW!!! That is very beautiful. It’s very nice to know that their are other craftsman that have a very deep passion for their carving and furniture. Thank you for posting.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 09-01-2010 11:20 PM

looks great sapelle the same as mahogany?

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#7 posted 09-02-2010 12:42 AM

Very beautiful work. I’m looking forward to the corbel creation blog if or when you find the time.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#8 posted 09-02-2010 01:44 AM

great work looking forward to the blog

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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#9 posted 09-02-2010 02:35 AM

dub560, It looks like it but it dose not have the little black sap pockets. The grain is usually straight and it machines very well. If you just clear it, it has ribbons of yellow in it. The thicker your finish the deeper it looks.

-- Have a great day.

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#10 posted 09-02-2010 02:38 AM

chips, Thank you. I have been trying to figure out that damn blog since day one and it’s not working for me so I don’t think I will be doing any blogs.

-- Have a great day.

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#11 posted 09-02-2010 05:26 AM

Hay guy’s, I tried doing the blog AGAIN. And AGAIN, and AGAIN. This time I left the pictures up there but, It is only showing half the picture. I did not comment on each picture because I would have to try and figure that out. I am a wood worker not a computer wiz. Sorry but no more blogs for me.

-- Have a great day.

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#12 posted 09-02-2010 08:06 AM

wow, great work on this one… excellent detail with the carving…

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#13 posted 09-05-2010 06:21 AM

Thank you.

-- Have a great day.

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#14 posted 10-05-2010 04:17 AM

dub560, Sepele is very close to mahogany. It has straight grain like pattern grade mahogany. The sap pockets are smaller and light brown not black like mahogany. Sepele has ribbons of yellow when you clear coat it. The more coats of clear you put on it the deeper it gets.

-- Have a great day.

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#15 posted 10-05-2010 05:22 AM

So impressive a work of art.


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