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Mesquite & Cherry Sofa Table

comments (1) June 29th, 2014 in Reader's Gallery

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Raw mesquite slab, which was trimmed  to remove the sap wood that is often host to various species of borer beatles, flattened by hand planing, and shaped to final form.
Turquoise and copper inlay into a thru-and- thru crack filled with resin and secured with functional, hand cut mahogany bow ties.

A commissioned mesquite and cherry sofa table built around a 72" Mesquite slab accented with turquoise and copper inlay and secured with functional mahogany bowties. The contrasting natural cherry base follows the curved shape of the slab with bent laminated aprons. A center decorative mesquite medalion is used to break up the length the contoured shelf. The legs, shelf and medalion have terraced edges for accent.  

The top is tinted with a light red/brown dye to accent the mesquite figure and finished with multiple coats of satin poly. The cherry base is finished natural with multiple coats of Minwax Antique Oil product.  

Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, table, cherry, rustic, inlay, bent lamination, mesquite

Comments (1)

jayrw jayrw writes: Hi, Beautiful table! I have a question though. Can you please walk me through the inlay? How is it done? Thanks in advance for your help.
Posted: 2:27 pm on July 28th

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