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The top is many lineal feet of 1/4" thick x 3/4" wide teak strips - bent and laminated over a subtop of laminated baltic birch ply. At the storage compartment, the lid was cut out after laminating for continuous grain match and the pull was carved out of teak strips that were laminated wider (taller) at that location. The Shedua on the stepped legs is some of the best looking wood that I have ever had the pleasure to use. Indian rosewood is used for the separating strips and plugs. Danish oil and moisture resistant lacquer.

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BEAUTIFUL! That took some excellent planning and patience to complete.
 

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Lovely, simply lovely! That grain is a joy to look at and the patience needed to do the glue up of that curved lamination is mind boggling.
 

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Very interesting piece you have there. Nice!!
 

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Very nice piece. Great visual effect.

How did you cut the lid for the storage compartment?
 

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Great thinking, great work, great art.

Nice work
 

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Pimzedd: I was only able to laminate the strips 4 or 5 at a time . One set each evening. I made and installed the storage compartment ahead . When I got to the edge of the opening, on the long side, I masked the edge of the teak, so it wouldn't stick and laminated one set over the opening. When glue dried, I cut the edges, at the short sides and continued laminating. When done I came back and cut the other way on the short sides to finish the opening - that yielded the piece that became the lid. The strips in the center of the lid were made taller so that I could carve the handle.
 
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