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QuangFromCalgary

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09-29-2019 06:31 PM

Hi all,
I saw this site display a whole bunch of tables , objects with logs imbedded into wood. I just wonder how it is done or just a photo shop tricks?
Anyone knows about this technique?
Thanks
Here is the site: https://www.behance.net/gallery/45330739/Tibet-collection


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Axis39

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#1 posted 09-29-2019 07:21 PM

My guess, it is an inlay trick. The whole sticks/logs are not inlayed, just a thinner piece, and the tricky bits are probably pretty shallow. Then, just use a dark glue, and it’ll help hide the edge. Least, that’s the way I’d try to do it.

The fact that some of them wrap around the edges, or turn at 90 degrees on corners really pushes em to believe my theory.

-- John F. SoCal transplant, chewer uppper of good wood

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Phil32

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#2 posted 09-29-2019 07:26 PM

It appears to be printed. Haven’t you seen “wood” paneling that is just printed vinyl or paper?

-- You know, this site doesn't require woodworking skills, but you should know how to write.

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Ripper70

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#3 posted 09-29-2019 07:30 PM

My guess would be a CNC machine and some kind of 3D mapping of the sticks that are then custom fit and embedded in the furniture.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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John Smith

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#4 posted 09-29-2019 07:38 PM

I’m with Phil.
not seeing in person and not being able to touch it,
and being the skeptic that I am, I would go out on a limb
here and say it is a high quality PhotoShop print on high quality vinyl.
jus my Dos Centavos

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-- I am a painter: that's what I do, I like to paint things. --

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CaptainKlutz

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#5 posted 09-29-2019 08:32 PM

Agree with several above me:
1) Have to feel the surface to judge construction method.
2) Agree with printed vinyl as likely.
3) Veneer wood is my second choice.
4) My first thought was 3D mapping and CNC machining logs into plank.
But the wrap around portions on the end of the low bench would be very deep cut from top, and difficult to match up side/top cuts? Tricky even by CNC standards.
Last:
The fact that collection uses cheap plastic hinges, and low quality softwood for all interior parts, makes me think they use the cheapest way to accomplish the pattern. Even the drawer fronts look like veneer wood on pine core? Which reinforces cheaper method like: printed ink on vinyl or veneer?

Just a guess.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, Doom, despair, agony on me… - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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Kelly

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#6 posted 09-29-2019 10:57 PM

This could be done and I don’t think it would be as hard as we might think.

If I wanted to make a bunch, I’d make a jig to support a router, keeping it fully straight, and let it move up and down like a plunge router. It’s natural state would be up, via counter balance (again, like a carver duplicator).

I’d mount a stylus on top the router to follow an item secured above it.

Then, I’d secure the item I wanted to copy above the router and table.

The stylus would work just like a standard carving machine, but would go up, instead of to the item next to it.

This log could be cut in half, a board mounted to the flat half to support it and to act as a stop. The outer edge could have and edge added to work as the left-right limits…...

Once built, it could used over and again.

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Kazooman

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#7 posted 09-29-2019 11:35 PM

Have a closer look at the lower right hand corner in the seventh picture (and several others). The grain does not align as it allegedly wraps around the corner. No way I can think of to make the grain pattern shift and distort at a corner like that.

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CaptainKlutz

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#8 posted 09-29-2019 11:52 PM

Ok, did some research:
http://www.ryntovt.com/ru/

Translated version if you need it:
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fryntovt.com

If you look through all the production photos, you can see the are using a mix of real wood and wood veneer.
The also have access to some cool rustic blue stained pine veneer:

I now believe each design has different mix of production methods to create the illusion of log in a board. Some embedded wood, others veneer matching a embedded wood pieces.

They have a contact email on the main site, email and ask them?
:-)

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, Doom, despair, agony on me… - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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QuangFromCalgary

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#9 posted 09-30-2019 01:29 AM

So this is real. I thought this like of work is from outer space.
Here is the youtube video. It is not in English, so I don’t understand the word he is saying. BUT IT IS REAL… :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbzYJ2fy0ts

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Madmark2

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#10 posted 09-30-2019 03:52 AM

Did any one else notice the lump of glue squeeze out and bad joint on the left table leg in the long shot? You can’t sand veneer.

Also the end grain and face grain don’t exactly match in the first pic – looks veneered.

My guess is CNC and lots of wood filler.

M

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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DS

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#11 posted 09-30-2019 06:29 PM

The ends of the planks are face grain – these start with a plywood miterfolded box.

Then, it looks like they sliced a thin cookie of the end of the log and inlaid it in the plywood.
A slice from the split log inlaid on the top and there you have it.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS

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Phil32

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#12 posted 09-30-2019 07:31 PM

We live in a time of amazing deceptions, but they are still deceptions.

-- You know, this site doesn't require woodworking skills, but you should know how to write.

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DRWard

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#13 posted 09-30-2019 08:46 PM

While I am not interested in trying this myself, I think it is an interesting design concept. Moreover, while I would not want a room full of furniture based on these designs, a small piece would be certain to draw a lot conversation and curiosity.

-- Donn, North Carolina

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#14 posted 10-01-2019 12:12 AM

I think this is a very nice display of veneer inlaying.

-- Tom D

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#15 posted 10-01-2019 04:21 AM

The bottom pics with the burnt mark lines is ‘Electro Fractal’ wood burning. We have a guy in town that goes to flea markets and craft shows that sells his work, he sells primarily wood wall hangings and small crates with multiple lightening strikes burnt into wood. Sort of neat. We also have a furniture store in town that sells imitation cedar chests. If you look closely at those chests that they sell. It’s actually a glued on, thin picture on MDF board. Just like the cheap MDF furniture you see in stores, with the imitation wood look. People buy them not knowing it’s department store MDF furniture.

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