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Solid Walnut table with Figured maple and Rose wood dovetailed drawers and a french polished top

comments (5) February 23rd, 2012 in Reader's Gallery

Dr_Hacker Dr_Hacker, member
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Front and side
Horton Brass hardware on Drawer side
Hand cut dovetails in rosewood
Hand inlay with line and Berry 
16th centry Italian design i saw in a museum. Can inlay with holly all under a french polished top.
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Front and side

A walnut coffee table with inlay, line and berry, a french polished top. Constructed with  3 hand cut dovetail drawers of figured maple and a rosewood species. Hand decorated drawer and skirt adornments and with solid brass pulls. Tabletop measures 37.5 inches long by 22 inches wide 19.5 inches off the ground. It has beautifully tapered legs with exotic wood inlay. The front skirt and side skirts have a complex inlay adornments. 

Table top design is inspired from 16th century Italian chest on display in Florence Italy.

The table is a beautiful mix of refinement, detail and handmade craftsmanship; truly a one of a kind piece.


I am a 2nd year wood worker who has been a product of the woodwhispere and Fine woodworking self study. This is my favorite project to date. I am a vascular surgeon by day but love to relax with the power tools at night.


It would be my dream to sell some of my projects and really make a fun apart time endeavour of this. If your interested in the table please feel free to contact me.

Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, table, dovetails, walnut, maple, inlay, shellac, rosewood

Comments (5)

EltonHammond EltonHammond writes: Spectacular and very inspiring! Congratulations on a true labor of love!!
Posted: 9:52 pm on March 13th

Aphyosemion Aphyosemion writes: Exceptional work.
Posted: 12:00 pm on March 3rd

joelwilman joelwilman writes: Beautiful work Doc!
Posted: 12:31 pm on February 25th

mokusakusensei mokusakusensei writes: Really nice work. How did you hide your pivot points on the top inlay?
Posted: 8:35 pm on February 24th

zbop zbop writes: excellent, excellent, excellent. Absolutely beautiful!!!!
Posted: 10:16 am on February 24th

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