live edge cherry coffe table with turquoise inlay

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Project by alekhine posted 10-29-2012 07:12 PM 2644 views 0 times favorited 4 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.

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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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