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willhime

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08-21-2017 03:37 AM

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I randomly ran across this picture and stared at it for 20 minutes. I have no idea how this was accomplished and wanted to see if there’s any theories. I’ve been making furniture professionally for 3 years and don’t have an answer. The closest I can come up with is that they planed the live edge stuff to square on the bottom where it’s inlayed, but the surface line is still uneven and inset perfectly. The edge lines are flawless and the bark is still retained on the legs. I’m at a loss

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#1 posted 08-21-2017 04:10 AM

Well, for one, that box will explode if it
isn’t veneered, so all the surrounding wood
is presumably veneer. Inlaying the branches
into the substrate was surely skilled work,
but I suppose bondo could have easily been
used to compensate for irregularities in the
branches.

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#2 posted 08-21-2017 04:18 AM

Was looking at their site and what intrigued me more was a entire sink and counter top made of wood. Never seen that before. Would not buy one.

Regarding the groove for the branches, just seems like very careful outlining and carving. If there were gaps, they could be filled in with any number of things.

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#3 posted 08-21-2017 04:38 AM

What site is that?

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#4 posted 08-21-2017 06:18 AM

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#5 posted 08-21-2017 09:24 AM



Well, for one, that box will explode if it
isn t veneered, so all the surrounding wood
is presumably veneer. Inlaying the branches
into the substrate was surely skilled work,
but I suppose bondo could have easily been
used to compensate for irregularities in the
branches.

- Loren
Yep….the box is definitely veneered, and I would suspect that the face surface of the branches are as well.


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