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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Creating a Fine Art Entry Table by Robert Ortiz

comments (25) August 9th, 2009 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Photo: Schiffer Publishing

Creating a Fine Art Entry Table by Robert Ortiz.
Schiffer Publishing, 2008.
$24.99; 144pp.

Robert Ortiz has been making furniture for over 20 years and in this book he shares his talents as he makes one of his favorite pieces: the Sofia Entry Table. Creating a Fine Art Entry Table is full of clear, step-by-step photos. In fact, sometimes there will be multiple pages in a row of photos and no text. Then the author will clearly describe the next step, often including how he would do something (implying it is not the only way to do it), and even include examples of mistakes he has made in the past so you can avoid them. The book is written like Ortiz is standing in front of you, talking. If you want to make this table, the book will walk you through the process in an easy, friendly way.

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Comments (25)

WoodFix WoodFix writes: I have got some ideas in train for a couple of hall tables, entry tables that I am still refining. So count me in.
Posted: 7:41 am on August 24th

yohann yohann writes: Would love to own that book
Posted: 10:56 am on August 17th

sk2tobin sk2tobin writes: Just made an entry table for a friend. I would love to get some inspiration for the next one I need to build.
Posted: 10:35 pm on August 16th

DanWelty DanWelty writes: Chosen at Random? No need for a pithy comment then!
Posted: 5:59 pm on August 16th

Guts Guts writes: I'll take it - but hide it in the stack for a while or someone else in this house will want to rearrange the planning once more... .
Posted: 6:29 pm on August 13th

jcwnr jcwnr writes: I'm in.
Posted: 10:19 am on August 13th

flcracker flcracker writes: This would be a grate addition to our house, and my wife even likes it. Cant wait to see it in greater detail.
Posted: 2:58 am on August 12th

PurdueDan PurdueDan writes: I could use another book. So many books so little time.

Posted: 9:46 pm on August 11th

chairmannz chairmannz writes: Nice book and i have to make a hall table in a few weeks.
Give me please!!!!
Posted: 2:05 am on August 11th

dhyton dhyton writes: My cat's breath smells like cat food.
Posted: 1:20 pm on August 10th

jjoiner62 jjoiner62 writes: Count me in.

Posted: 11:58 am on August 10th

DaveRichards DaveRichards writes: This looks like an interesting table and book.
Posted: 10:52 am on August 10th

pcoleman pcoleman writes: Is this a new idea? Devoting a whole book to a single project?
I think it may catch on.
Posted: 10:04 am on August 10th

An54drew An54drew writes: There is a growing trend to show photos of cabinet work created stage by stage both in the US and UK woodworking press e.g. Fine Woodworking and Furniture and Cabinetmaking. Quality images are really helpful.

It costs more to produce, but makes the book that more useful.

Well done Robert!
Posted: 9:23 am on August 10th

lkn4wood lkn4wood writes: It's not how you feel when you create something it's how it makes you feel when it's complete that matters.
Posted: 3:20 am on August 10th

Minaret Minaret writes: Looks like a nice book, count me in :)
Posted: 8:25 pm on August 9th

baudi baudi writes: I'm predicting I get lucky this time.
Posted: 6:29 pm on August 9th

Blackwill Blackwill writes: Well..this probably wouldn't fit in my "entryway", but it would sure look sweet in my Study.
Posted: 6:22 pm on August 9th

jdorris jdorris writes: That looks a darn site better than the one I built for our entryway.
Posted: 5:54 pm on August 9th

cubby2321 cubby2321 writes: Beautiful table on the cover, I'd love to read further!!
Posted: 5:21 pm on August 9th

nznix nznix writes: The wives always wanted a new entry table - send it my way please
Posted: 5:04 pm on August 9th

Panos Panos writes: The table design looks interesting
Posted: 4:33 pm on August 9th

Beckum Beckum writes: Settle down gentlemen .... Let the one with a monkey on his back have this one .... :)
Posted: 4:32 pm on August 9th

wickedstic wickedstic writes: Back off slydogx, it's mine. ;)
Posted: 4:15 pm on August 9th

slydogx slydogx writes: I'll take it
Posted: 1:48 pm on August 9th

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