Curio Display End Table

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Project by Sinister posted 03-17-2014 09:08 PM 4164 views 16 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this “Japanese inspired” end table to display a tea set in our living room. The curly maple top is inlayed with a cherry blossom motif with 3 butterflies. The body is made of cherry and the horizontal supports are leopardwood. There is a single adjustable glass shelf. It’s finished with several thin coats of arm-r-seal. More pictures of the process can be found here:

-- Patrick, Iowa City

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#1 posted 03-17-2014 09:35 PM

Awesome job!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 03-17-2014 10:09 PM

Beautiful display end table, nice design and the cherry blossom and butterfly inlay is perfect.
Excellent job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 03-17-2014 10:58 PM

That is just beautiful. When ever you look at that piece, you will re-minis of all the hours spent on all that joinery.
Well done, something to be inspired by

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#4 posted 03-17-2014 11:24 PM


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#5 posted 03-17-2014 11:37 PM

really nice piece – excellent work

-- Greg Simon

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#6 posted 03-18-2014 03:12 AM

This is a very pretty piece of furniture.

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#7 posted 03-18-2014 09:47 AM

Very curious and beautiful piece of furniture.

-- Sergio, Galicia (Spain),

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#8 posted 03-18-2014 01:41 PM

looks great

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#9 posted 03-18-2014 04:20 PM

Very elegant, I like it!

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#10 posted 03-18-2014 07:48 PM

Love the joinery and details, would love to make something like this.

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#11 posted 03-18-2014 09:31 PM

Always good to see your work. Splendid.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#12 posted 03-19-2014 12:05 AM

This is great. I especially like seeing your drawings and the way you changed the design. Lovely piece!


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#13 posted 03-19-2014 09:01 AM

A real beauty… Great details….. Amazing inlay as well….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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