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Roosevelt Bourbon Side Table

comments (2) September 5th, 2013 in Reader's Gallery

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Materials: Maple Burl, Zebrawood, Steel

Dimensions:  25"L  x  19"W  x  24"H

Finish:  Hand-rubbed oil (fully cured), shellac, and spray lacquer for added durability and depth. Topped off with 2 coats of dark paste wax, then buffed + polished to a high-gloss. 

* Live-edge Maple Burl slab top, featuring a single Zebrawood butterfly key for added interest and increased stability.

* Zebrawood 'base plate' with hand-forged steel tripod legs + 'ball' feet.


Thank you for your interest and for taking a closer look at my work.  I am constantly looking to improve as a woodworker, and would certainly welcome any comments or feedback you might have -- on this piece or any one of my other gallery submissions here on FWW.


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Design or Plan used: My own design - Donald Scheffler II -- Scheffler Worked Wood

posted in: Reader's Gallery, table, modern, arts and crafts, maple, rustic, asian inspired, inlay, shellac, steel, oil, nakashima, wax, slab, side table, texas, End Table, zebrawood, live edge

Comments (2)

SchefflerDesignCraft SchefflerDesignCraft writes: @mwschilling Hey, Mark -- here's a link to the finishing process/schedule I used on both, the Roosevelt Bourbon + Cigar Tables. Appreciate the compliment and thanks for your interest. Hope this helps -- let me know how it goes.
Posted: 8:08 pm on September 20th

mwschilling mwschilling writes: Your two recent tables are beautiful. I am working on some maple burl slabs for knife display stands. Did you add any type of dye to darken the grain or just start with the oil. I have about 4 test blocks in various stages of finish before I tackle for my first real one. I've used Waterlox, then dye in Waterlox, gel stain under Waterlox and other formulas. Some I like, some I don't. What you have done here is the exact darker look I'm going for. The burl slabs I have are beautiful and full of figure so I don't want to screw them up.
Posted: 2:17 pm on September 17th

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