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Coffee Table

comments (4) December 28th, 2009 in Reader's Gallery

EricGreen EricGreen, member
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My wife asked me to make her a Coffee Table for Christmas. I thought that this would be a nice easy project to spend some time on, so I asked her if she had any ideas about the design. She said in fact she had seen a "beautiful table" in a magazine and produced a picture of Paul Schurch's Ribbon Table that she had found in one of my design magazines from Fine Woodworking. I had to explain that I really didn't have the expertise to produce something of that nature as I had never veneered before and had only very limited experience at bent laminations. But, my wife asks for so little I thought that I would give it a try and so 172 pieces and 2 1/2 months of my spare time later it was finally finished and with 2 days to spare!

Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, table, modern, walnut, veneer, inlay, bent lamination, birdseye maple, walnut burl veneer, holly

Comments (4)

pboeckh pboeckh writes:
Nice job Eric
And remember - happy wife, happy life.

Posted: 11:11 am on December 21st

Dream Weaver Dream Weaver writes: Beautiful, very nice. You must have a happy wife.
Posted: 12:18 pm on January 12th

Fishbone73 Fishbone73 writes: Wow! that is such a beautiful table Eric! I can't let my wife see that. I know i don't have the experience to get that done yet but i know it will be the next thing on her Honey do list if she saw it. Great, great work!
Posted: 5:31 pm on December 28th

jago434 jago434 writes: I want to be the first to comment on this project. I can tell you put your heart and soul into this present and you deserve a round of applause. I hope you are proud of yourself as this is an advanced project and for someone who has limited experience with bent lamination and veneering you did a wonderful job. Keep up the great work.

Jason M.
Posted: 10:09 am on December 28th

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