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.
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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#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.

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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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