Woodworker: Jeremy Grubb
This side table (20. in dia. by 25 in. tall) won the Judges Special Award, sponsored by FWW, at the Texas Furniture Makers Show in Kerrville, Texas, in December 2011. Grubb said he wanted to make the marquetry orchid as realistic as possible, and he used a packet-cutting technique to do so. That gave him 16 copies of each part, so he made two tabletops and stored the rest of the pieces away for future projects. The top is cherry and cherry veneer and the legs are poplar with a black lacquer finish.