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Project by grizzman posted 05-18-2013 09:49 PM 2240 views 3 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table i just built for my granddaughter alana, she is only 2 right now, but i want to make my grandchildren an heirloom gift from there grandpa and i want to get them done while i know i have my health, this table is made from some beautiful slabs of Cypress, walnut, mahogany and cherry, the joinery is open mortise and tenon and the plugs are walnut and cherry, the joinery is all pinned with maple dowel and i sprayed the finish on, 2 coats of polyurathane, i loved doing this as i love my granddaughter, and want her to have something special, thank you for looking in and thank you for any comments made. grizzman!!

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#1 posted 05-18-2013 10:03 PM

You old softee Grizz, you know how to spoil the kids.
This is a lovely looking & beautifully made piece for Alana & I am sure she will look after it with the same dedication as you have put into the making.
I love the contrast of the timbers, Well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#2 posted 05-18-2013 10:19 PM

What a beautiful and special gift for your granddaughter! I’m sure she will treasure it and pass it along to her daughter one day!

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 05-18-2013 10:31 PM

Very Cool, Grizz!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 05-18-2013 10:35 PM

That’s going to be a family heirloom for many generations!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 05-18-2013 11:01 PM

Wow Grizz that’s waaaaaay cool ,your becoming the king of studio/grizztique furniture.

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#6 posted 05-18-2013 11:14 PM

That is awesomealicious…! What a lucky granddaughter…and what a fantastic design…

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#7 posted 05-18-2013 11:25 PM

Very beautiful. Great sentiment.

Of course we are hoping for another 50 years out of you.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 05-18-2013 11:28 PM

What a lucky kid! This is beautiful!
I love the design and the wood.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#9 posted 05-18-2013 11:30 PM

Beautiful joinery and a great design. I am sure it will be cherished for generations…..just like ‘ol Grand-dad !

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#10 posted 05-18-2013 11:35 PM

Not sure about the skate board but the table is SWEET

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#11 posted 05-19-2013 12:25 AM

Your granddaughter will have a treasure from a loving and very skilled grandpa! The wood is beautiful & will last her lifetime and beyond. Congrats Grizz on a job well done!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#12 posted 05-19-2013 12:35 AM

Cool design and beautiful jpb on the build.

Alayna will be telling her grandkids: “My grampa Grizz built this for me back in ‘13”

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 05-19-2013 12:56 AM

You have made one of the items that the future grandkids will all be fighting over, grandpa I want one too.
Very nice use of different woods.

-- Garysharp "When sharpening woodworking tools, good enough,...isn't" “Your life’s complete only when your knowledge passes on”.

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#14 posted 05-19-2013 02:01 AM

Beautiful piece! I’m sure she will love it for years to come. Great job Grizz!

-- -- Chad -- T&C Woodworks

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#15 posted 05-19-2013 03:57 AM

How wonderful to know that she will think of you every time she uses this table. As she grows, so will her feeling for you and the love you put into this.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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