Over ambitious sycamore table

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Project by TroytownWoodwork posted 03-08-2014 08:32 AM 1400 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here we have my first piece of furniture, it is sycamore with a burr walnut top and it was a present for my father to go In his new summer house. I feel I tried to go too fancy for a first piece, I had to rush up to my parents before it was finished which meant a lot of the work had to be done at their place. Using my dad’s workbench, between his BBQ and lawn mower, space was quite tight, but it’s finished and he is very pleased with it so that’s all that matters at the moment.

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#1 posted 03-08-2014 01:06 PM

Very nice, great combination

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-08-2014 05:32 PM

Nice work.
I’m curious about the Sycamore wood. It does not look like Sycamore I have worked with here on the west coast of the US. In the picture it looks more like Maple, Birch, or possibly Elm. As I said just curious. If you look at my projects there is a platter and a couple of jewelry boxes made from Sycamore. The color does vary and I have some that is much lighter than those two items. It is great to work with but a little soft, and I wish I had access to more.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 03-09-2014 12:07 AM

LesB it is English sycamore which does seem to vary in the colour. This wasn’t the lightest piece I have worked with but still got quite a good finish I have done a few turned pieces in the sycamore which is quite soft but nice to work with. I like how you can get a good smooth finish on it without too much effort. I’d be intrigued to see the sycamore you’ve been using to see how much it varies. I still find it fascinating the variations you van get between similar species of timber.

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#4 posted 03-09-2014 01:12 AM

That is a beautiful table with some gorgeous walnut!
English sycamore looks nothing like American sycamore. Yours does look just like maple. But at any rate it is a perfect complement to the walnut.

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

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#5 posted 03-10-2014 02:13 AM

Very nice indeed. Well done. Thanks for Sharing.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#6 posted 03-14-2014 07:19 PM

Gorgeous table! Great build, like the attractive wood combo and awesome finish. You should be proud.

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