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Here is my latest commision complete and most likely the last for a while given the current state of the global economy. The table was made from one slab of figured bubinga. The bottom stretchers are half lapped with pegged through mortise and tenon joinery. The tenons are pegged with ebony. The 1-1/4" top has a 22-1/2 degree bevel 1/4" from the top edge. All edges have been softened. The top stretcher are also half lapped and attached to the leg with hand cut blind dovetails. The dimensions for the table are. 24"dia x 26"h. I applied two coats of tung oil followed by two coats wiping poly and two coats of paste wax. The grain on this piece just sings. First time working with bubinga which I found very difficult to work with albeit rewarding in the end.





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The grain on that table top is wild: it really makes the table. Great build.
 

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despite our country's economy, there will always be plenty of people/businesses (at least enough out there for us small guys) to get commissioned jobs (at least in CA)...maybe it'll mean building things you don't necessarily enjoy all the time, but with those skills I don't doubt that anyone looking for anything custom built in your area would hire you. Love the design/materials/finish, awesome!
 

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Thanks Brian. When designing the table I hoping that the simple lines of the form would highlight and set off the complex grain of the bubinga.
 

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Very nice table. Love the legs design and woodgrain pattern.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
 

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this is another beauty!!!!!! your talent is amazing…i really like the legs…
 

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Very nice piece.

Don't mean to be critical but it deserves being shot with a backdrop :)

Cheers, Don
 

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This looks really good man. nice work
 

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I agree with Don K. about needing a nice backdrop to highlight the beauty of the wood and your craftsmanship . : ) Bubinga is certainly one of my favorite woods ..Check out this link .

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/8724
 

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Thanks everyone. I will try to shot some "studio" shots before the client picks this up. I actually like the backdrop of the outdoor behind the piece but I think it would also pop just having a white background as Don suggested that is properly lit. I am a little nervous about this economy but I am actually looking forward to a little time to catch my breath during the holidays so I can take some time for myself. Besides nows the time to work on some of the projects for my wife and I that always take a back seat.
 

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Very nice job, I give it 2 thumbs and 2 toes up, thats all I got that'll rise. Beautiful color and wise choice on the finish. Looks great.
 

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Damn Brian, thats gorgeous! I love all the joinery. Great design, it really has a uniqueness that you only get in an artisan piece.
 

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Nice Brian! You keep putting pieces like that together and you have to quite your day job!
 

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Great selection of wood. I like the design. Well made table.
 

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Man this is a suweet table! The design is great and the craftsmanship is excellent.

The choice of wood is a perfect compliment to the overall design and look.
 

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This is really stunning. That grain on the top is wonderful. The craftsmanship is just obvious.
 

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I don't know how I missed this Brian,

That is a stunning piece. The construction and joinery are oustanding even down to having the slotted holes to fasten the top in the cross member.
 

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Thanks for the wonderful comments.
 

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Brian, this is great work. I agree with everyone else, you won't have trouble getting commissions. You have a good eye and your work is really appealing. Keep at it. Ed.
 

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Beyond cool
 
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