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I made this curly maple and walnut display table for our local chocolate store Coastal Mist.


I had their logo laser engraved in the top and cut chunk away from the table and splined in walnut just a bit larger so it would appear to coat the table. I shaped the walnut to look like it was dripping down the sides.


The hardest part was drilling a piece to wrap around a leg and shape it to look as though it was oozing down the leg, I also had to create the top molding look in walnut that had to look like it was coated. It was featured on the Travel Oregon Website.


I had a lot of fun making this one.

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Now that turned out way cool!!!
Hope you sealed it good people will be trying to lick it for sure. lol
 

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LLooks incredible with those walnut (chocholate) stains. They look so authentic and real.
 

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Chocolate and woodworking, nice. Chocolate and woodworking with walnut and curly maple, AWESOME!
 

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That is really cool, love the color and sesign. Very fun.
 

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What a cool looking table. I had to look really close to see if the chocolate was real! I really like your work,
 

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Great job, great imagination
 

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Wow! Thats a gorgeous piece! I love the way you got the walnut to lay on top. It looks fantastic!
 

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Wait, ...what?.....How the hell did you do that?

First I thought you had just glued on the walnut. But you say you cut out "chunks", and splined in walnut afterwards? Wasnt it hard to create a matching counterpart to the chunk?

You also removed a corner, that was being supported by a leg??
How did…? Damn, Im stumped for words.

That is truely an impressive table, that is sure to be a conversations piece for all the customers in the store.
Great job, thanks for sharing.

/Sheisserick
 

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I am very glad you liked it.
While some of the "chocolate" (walnut) was just done as applique-like, the big chunks cut out were splined in and it took a bit to get it all to fit well. It is true that one corner that sits above a leg was cut away, but the splines at different angles made it fit together like a puzzle and made it very strong. The corner is also made up of three different pieces of walnut and the front skirt piece carries across to the next chunk taken out. It was a tremendous undertaking and very fun to tackle.


Thanks for all the great comment. Hope I can continue to impress you guys ;)
 

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Outstanding whimsy!! It looks so good, I just want to take a bite. :D
 

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Thanks for the great cut away view so we have an idea how it was done.
I also went to you web site where you really show off some fine craftsmanship.
www.bearkatwood.com
 

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Man you did some amazing work on that thing-it looks great-and edible!!

(By the way, nice to see another Oregonian here!)
 

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That is an outstanding example of your woodworking talent and creativity.
 

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a wonderful table that I am sure is a great addition to the chocolate store. I'll bet it generates as much interest as the chocolate will.
 
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