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Project by BrianWells posted 02-24-2014 09:15 PM 2348 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Reclaimed Birdseye Maple case, top, and drawer fronts
Reclaimed Butternut for drawer bottoms
Hard Maple for legs, and all internals

This hall style table has a matching mirror frame that hangs above. Made for the owner of a glass company who supplied me with the material.

-- BWells,NY

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#1 posted 02-24-2014 10:47 PM

You should have a very happy customer. Well don, and I like the wood choices.

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#2 posted 02-25-2014 12:32 AM

Wow – That is beautiful.
Great wood, and really great craftsmanship.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 02-25-2014 12:47 AM

Your craftsmanship shows in your use of the wood grain and joinery. What an eye catcher.

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#4 posted 02-25-2014 01:00 AM

Very nice table, fantastic color contrast with the woods.

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#5 posted 02-25-2014 03:06 AM

Lovely wood and nice design.

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#6 posted 02-25-2014 06:39 PM

Forgive my ignorance, but is birdseye maple simply more figured wood (birdseye figure?) from a separate part of the same type of maple tree that the legs came from? That’s quite a color difference! Or is it 2 different types of tree?

Perhaps someone could educate me on this.

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#7 posted 02-25-2014 11:19 PM

12strings, birdseye is not a special maple specie, it’s that whoa… cool, when you mill hard maple. The patina comes from the age of this particular material. It is easily 100yrs young. The finish was a hand rubbed oil-varnish.

-- BWells,NY

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#8 posted 03-03-2014 05:37 PM

Fantastic hall table! Gorgeous wood combo and pretty Shaker style. Great work!

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#9 posted 08-26-2021 01:55 PM

Hello Brian,
I very much like this table, well done!!
As I will try to build such a table myself I’m very much interested of the “inner” construction (how the frame is put together). Could you please add such a picture (from underneath) to your project?
Thanks very much!

-- Christian

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