Saturday, April 26, 2014

a birch and lacewood table

well here's a cool little table
and here it is in its spot .. lookin' good .. and you can just side the pine sideboard we built for them last year back there by the fireplace.  the client was embarrassed to tell me she was using it for ' a tv stand'.
here's a photo of the finished piece.  scroll down

it's based on this table i built for a show about 10 years ago.. this one was cherry and milk paint, with ebony and lacewood accents.  the one we just finished was almost my last plank of some figured birch a friend saved from the 'cutting it up for cutting boards' line at the local kitchen accessory factory, j.k.adams .. we made some other pretty interesting pieces like this one from those four boards.

except for the total tapered legs, which makes for about a 1.5 degree angle on all the horizontal parts, it was a fairly straight forward project.  the lacewood edges are 1/16th inch veneers, cut from a board and 'paired up' to wrap around the outside edges of the top and shelf so that, with the mitered corners, the edging looks kind of like solid wood unless you look real close. 

trevor did a great job with the building and finishing of it, and he didn't use the cnc even once.
here's a coffee table in the cherry, ebony, lacewood and milk paint
same deal here only with some stain
and a kind of blurry close up of the edge detail from the original .. hmmm
this one's a little better, but it's cut from the full size picture and i didn't focus on a close up like i should have .. next time.  you  get the idea.

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