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is a 9'x 42"x32" walnut table the top was selected from 5000 bf of custom sawed lumber these
two 3" slabs once revealed, screamed to be the top even before the saw dust was brushed away
with a fantastic 32" crotch blazing down what wood become the head of the table
the base ,a modified jeoffery greene design which he named Chinese puzzle in which the uprights are
fit on to the trestle then dropped down on the feet and the upper support is then dropped down from
above to finish the lock amazingly i don't think one even needs to glue the joints (i did) but the strenth
of this configuration is amazing
the accents are wenge and quarter sawn sycamore with the exception of the pegs joining the uprights to
the trestle all the embellishments are first inlaid wenge then the sycamore was inlaid into that creating
the desired effect for the client, (artistically i wood have loved to see all the joinery but in all walnut,
maybe the next one) the feet caps are affixed with a 2 1/2 " x 3 1/2" haunched tenon and the cut line is . inaid with 1/8" wenge

an interesting side note after i finished the last of the inlay all of which was hand cut to 1/32" to 1/64"
barring the round stuff , i had to measure the total linear feet (i suspected it was mor than a foot or two)
the total footage weighed in at a whopping 57'and 3/4"

the drying process wasn't as kindly as i had hoped and to combat the honeycombing liquid epoxy
was used to fill the gaps
i used a marine grade catalyzed polyurethane with a uv protectant that carries a ten year guarantee
used on yachts twelve coats built up in a high gloss to fill the grain then two coats of satin top coat

all totaled from the time i got the wood back from the kiln it took me six months build this table

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There are now words to describe this.
 

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wow - i love how beefy this table is!! great job!
 

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Awesome table - you can tell it took quite a bit of time. Well done!

Thanks for sharing
 

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Beautiful table. Built like a tank.
 

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Thats some jointery practice in that piece, very nice.
The top with the walnut crotch must look amazing in good light.
Hope the client was happy
 

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Yea, I'm speechless on this one. I mean seriously…. THAT IS A TABLE! Simply put… Wow!
 

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Very nicely built. You did a great job combining elegance and "beefyness". Looks like it will hold up well throughout the years.
 

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Its wood like that, that inspires people to become woodworkers. Its craftsmanship like that that inspires woodworkers to become better woodworkers. Very well done!
 

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I feel the joinery is superb and finish. You are correct using sycemore for a contrast detract from the beauty, your eye is pulled away from the walnut to the white .If all the accent pieces were wenge or even figured walnut I feel it would of been more elegant with a pleasing look. Not so striking. The live edge also detracts from the sophistication of the design. When I use the live edge I compliment it with rough joinery or simple joints signifing a period piece old world for example. You did a beautiful job though. I hope this helps on your next design.
 

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wow, that's fantastically nice. I like the natural edge with the beautiful detailed joinery underneath. I think the joinery gives the live edge sophistication. It looks very intentional.
 

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NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I give up, you win!
 

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Simply fantastic! Great choice of materials too. There is a lot in this design to keep one fascinated for a long long while! Again, amazing work oicurn2it2.
 

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One could only dream about achieving such skill in craftsmanship! Thanks for sharing.

L/W
 

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the wood grain and joinery are absolutely fabulous.
 

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More like submitted for our pleasure Fantabulous
 

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This a beautiful piece of furniture. I really love the grain of the wood. Then to have it book matched is fantastic.
 

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Fabulous vision & workmanship on this table I love the double inlaid bowtie details…...I want one!
Brilliant work
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I was thinking it was a workbench but then I think every gorgeous piece of wood should be used as a tool. Lovely design and attention to detail.
 
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