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Project by Peteybadboy posted 06-26-2020 07:54 PM 1185 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this entertainment center for friends. They bought the curly Babinga. 3,600$ if I remember. The slab was 16 feet long and over 60” at the wide end and 50 something as the small end. I went over that board for weeks to figure out the best places to cut into it..

This is built in, but can be removed if they want to move it. Top was cut using a template I made then sanded to the line. Fit is real nice. The box on top of it was a gift made with some of the left over. There is a shelf above that took up all the left over (big stuff) but I hate the corbels so I’m not showing that.

Made the doors on my router table.

BTW I could not resaw this stuff too curly. (for me anyway)

Finish is WOP.

Thanks for looking

-- Petey





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pottz

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#1 posted 06-26-2020 08:01 PM

damn that is some mind blowing bubinga,and well worth the price.you had to be nervous cutting that stuff up knowing what it cost.id say you knocked it outta the park pety.it’s almost bubinga overload for the eyes.

-- 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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#2 posted 06-26-2020 08:11 PM

Thanks Pottz. I remember the feeling of cutting into it was similar to the thought I had (much younger) at the start of a long run. Like a pit in the stomach feeling. Babinga overload made me laugh

-- Petey

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#3 posted 06-26-2020 09:07 PM

Wow, that is absolutely stunning! I imagine you went thru a lot of stress working with wood that expensive.

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#4 posted 06-26-2020 09:07 PM

that’s some pretty wild figure. I almost like the doors more than the top. Looks great!

-- Zach

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#5 posted 06-26-2020 10:17 PM

Man, that is one beautiful piece of furniture. I bet that sucker is heavy as all get out. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#6 posted 06-26-2020 11:18 PM

Absolutely amazing grain and build.

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#7 posted 06-27-2020 02:20 AM

Wow! Incredible wood and workmanship.

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

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#8 posted 06-27-2020 03:25 AM

WOW ++++. That is awesome. I never seen so much curl in a project. Tipping my hat to you for excellent work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 06-27-2020 03:26 AM

3600 hunnert sounds like a lot, but that is some awesome looking wood. I’ve seen more spent with not near the look that is giving, nice work.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#10 posted 06-27-2020 03:43 AM


3600 hunnert sounds like a lot, but that is some awesome looking wood. I ve seen more spent with not near the look that is giving, nice work.

- therealSteveN

+1 beautiful wood in the wrong hands can become firewood real fast !

-- 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 06-27-2020 07:23 AM

Those doors are beautiful, Petey, good job with the match. Dovetail mitre splines on the box, yes? I am aiming to do some of those, just cant seem to get the time and motivation to make the jig for router table.

”I hate the corbels, so I am not showing that.” Thats funny.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#12 posted 06-27-2020 12:09 PM

Amazingly Beautiful, Excellent workmanship as well.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#13 posted 06-27-2020 01:08 PM

Absolutely beautiful! Great craftsmanship! Well deserving of the top 3.

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#14 posted 06-27-2020 02:42 PM

Holy babinga Batman! You have some nerve to cut into wood like that, I would be paralyzed with fear and never make anything with it 8^)

To me, the crowning feature is that live edge for the top, eye candy everywhere.

How long did that take?

You done that wood proud 8^)

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#15 posted 06-27-2020 04:31 PM

Awesome project with very pretty wood. Congratulations on such a fine project and I’m sure they are happy too.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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