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Live edge Sycamore table with inlay

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Project by LarryB posted 07-27-2019 04:21 PM 1656 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I obtained a ten foot slab of local sycamore with a live edge, and cut it in half to five foot.
A friend had given me a couple of walnut slabs that looked like the face of an owl. The one end of the sycamore had a spit where a branch had grown. I routered it out and inlaid a section of the ‘face’.
The table design is similar to a previous walnut table I’d made. The colors in the top were so many shades of cream, vanilla, tans and grays, I used a clear satin, water based poly to bring them out. The lower portions are spalted sycamore with some pretty wild figuring. I chose a provincial / mahogany stain and poly finish.
Thanks for looking!





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#1 posted 07-27-2019 05:54 PM

beautiful table and the owl is a perfect eye catcher. You’ll get many many comments over that

-- 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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#2 posted 07-27-2019 06:17 PM

Beautiful selections of contrasting wood and great craftsmanship. The joinery on the tabletop to the legs is well done and looks great.
jon

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#3 posted 07-27-2019 07:14 PM

Love the top. love the inlay, it really is different, mostly I love that base. It’s so nice NOT to see another of those hateful hairpin leg things.

Thanks for posting, and possibly giving some of these young’uns an idea of what woodworking is about.

Dick nailed it, Whoootie Who…..

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 07-27-2019 08:49 PM

Beautiful Table, Love the inlay you did a Super job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#5 posted 07-27-2019 11:09 PM

That’s a really nice table. The inlay in the top adds so much to it. Great work!

-- Paul , Strathroy,Ontario, Canada

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#6 posted 07-28-2019 02:09 AM

Absolutely cool and beautiful. The owl patch was clever, and I really like the proportions and color combinations. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#7 posted 07-28-2019 07:26 AM

I specifically like WHERE you put the owl. I’d have centered it because I’m not very original, and I have a hard time not being symmetrical. Putting it there was a great idea, making it really stand out.

-- Making sawdust

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#8 posted 07-28-2019 11:00 AM

Great table. Love the inlay idea. Thanks for posting.

-- Petey

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#9 posted 07-28-2019 08:10 PM

Beautiful. Love the owl.

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#10 posted 07-29-2019 02:08 AM

well first off being a larry already assures your talented-lol.second this table is just beautiful,i love how you inlayed that walnut slice into the top,very creative my friend.just gorgeous work,love the design.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#11 posted 07-29-2019 05:02 AM

Beautiful, original table. Love everything aboit it!

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#12 posted 07-29-2019 12:43 PM



Love the top. love the inlay, it really is different, mostly I love that base. It s so nice NOT to see another of those hateful hairpin leg things.

Thanks for posting, and possibly giving some of these young uns an idea of what woodworking is about.

Dick nailed it, Whoootie Who…..

- therealSteveN

I agree with what Steve said. Keep on turning out great projects!

-- Pete

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#13 posted 07-29-2019 08:39 PM

Thanks for the encouragement. I really appreciate your comments. Every project presents its own challenges but the finished product has its own rewards. Thanks again!

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#14 posted 07-31-2019 03:07 AM

Well done, Larry!! I love the elegance of the simple lines. Stunningly beautiful!

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#15 posted 07-31-2019 06:19 PM

Outstanding design and execution. Love it!

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