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1000yr old Redwood, Curly Maple and Bronze End Tables

comments (9) November 7th, 2011 in Reader's Gallery

OmarAngelPerez OmarAngelPerez, member
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 - CLICK TO ENLARGE Photo: Katharine Landmeier

These tables are the result from a gift of some 1000yr old 1/4 inch thick bookmatched pieces of Redwood.  A guitar maker neighbor had these pieces for many years without being able to use them.  He needed at least 1 inch thickness to work with.  The challenge was to find the best showcase for the wood as well as preserve and protect the very delecate samples. The Bronze "Bezel" surrounding the Redwood did just that. 

All the flutes were cut first on the table saw, veneered then all glued together.  The oval void was then cut out. 

The tops are mirror finished with lacquer and the bases are finished with tung, varnish and turpentine.


Design or Plan used: My own design - Omar Angel Perez

posted in: Reader's Gallery, veneer, art deco, End Table, deco, redwood, bronze


Comments (9)

andybarss andybarss writes: Are the bronze rims cast, or did you bend the metal? (I don't know much about bronze, but would like top learn more).
Posted: 4:07 pm on July 15th

andybarss andybarss writes: Are the bronze rims cast, or did you bend the metal? (I don't know much about bronze, but would like top learn more).
Posted: 4:07 pm on July 15th

andybarss andybarss writes: Beautiful both design and execution. I love the fluted bases -- adds lightness and eye-catching detail.
Posted: 4:03 pm on July 15th

andybarss andybarss writes: Beautiful both design and execution. I love the fluted bases -- adds lightness and eye-catching detail.
Posted: 4:03 pm on July 15th

OmarAngelPerez OmarAngelPerez writes: My wife's a photographer. I'm very lucky.
Posted: 2:54 pm on November 12th

OldShavings OldShavings writes: Amazing work...beautifully photographed.
Posted: 8:37 am on November 12th

ButchGMacDonald ButchGMacDonald writes: Fantastic!
Posted: 10:58 am on November 8th

OmarAngelPerez OmarAngelPerez writes: Thanks!

Posted: 12:32 am on November 8th

Triumph1 Triumph1 writes: These are beautiful Omar. I just want to dip my fingers in that redwood!
Posted: 8:12 pm on November 7th

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