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live edge cherry coffe table with turquoise inlay

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Project by alekhine posted 10-29-2012 07:12 PM 3092 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These cherry boards were sawn from a salvaged cherry tree which was thrown away and seriously damaged by beetles. http://lumberjocks.com/topics/41700
This project costed me long working hours on the holes but also taught me so much (first of all, that performing stone inlay in such a wide area is much beyond my patience:)) Of course i made many mistakes but finally it finished like this and became a valuable practice for me in many ways.
For the legs i thought on so many different ideas however suddenly implemented this cross-leg design which i am still not sure..
Finish is shellac for the top, mineral oil for the legs.
Dimensions (l,d,h) : 82cm x 32cm x 50cm (33×13x20).

Thanks for looking, all critiques are appreciated..

-- Efe Yaparoglu ,Izmir.... Not getting what u wished is a sign that there is something better behind.





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Ivan

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#1 posted 10-29-2012 07:18 PM

I like it’s simplicity.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 10-30-2012 12:04 AM

Nice work. I like the turquoise inlay to fill the worm holes, nice touch.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 10-30-2012 12:47 AM

If it only cost time, and gained much knowledge, you came out ahead.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 10-30-2012 12:50 AM

Forgot to mention that i like the piece. You tastefully salvaged it!

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 06-11-2021 10:51 PM

i dont have any pictures, but back on maui, a home owner was about to throw out some cherry wood furniture, because boring beetles did a ton of damage. i said “you really throwing all that beautiful wood in the landfill?”
they showed me all the beetle holes, and i said, what if you filled the holes with epoxy resin, mixed with some glow in the dark pigment?’ they ended up paying me $500 to do it for them. then ended up doing the grout lines in the bathroom with the same treatment, so they wouldnt need a night light in the bathroom. (older folks)

but after seeing this, it made me wish i had some turquoise at the time instead, because that color looks great. nice recovery man.

-- David Milton colville washington [email protected]

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