Monthly Book Giveaway - January 2023

Entertainment Center Curly Babinga

 Made this entertainment center for friends. They bought the curly Babinga. 3,600$ if I remember. The slab was 16 feet long and over 60" at the wide end and 50 something as the small end. I went over that board for weeks to figure out the best places to cut into it..

This is built in, but can be removed if they want to move it. Top was cut using a template I made then sanded to the line. Fit is real nice. The box on top of it was a gift made with some of the left over. There is a shelf above that took up all the left over (big stuff) but I hate the corbels so I'm not showing that.

Made the doors on my router table.

BTW I could not resaw this stuff too curly. (for me anyway)

Finish is wipe on poly.

Thanks for looking 



Beautiful work on this, looks like a million dollars. I'm sure your friends are very happy with the results of your efforts, the wood has fantastic figure.
Beautiful piece, and well crafted.

Main Street to the Mountains

Great work. It must have been scary cutting into that slab the first time.

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Beautifully done.  Imagine it is even better to see in person. 
Fantastic, beautiful wood great design. 

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)

A showpiece for any home - awesome!
Wow Petey!!!  That is over the top!  Thanks for showing!


i remember when i saw this originally and it's as spectacular now as it was then.that wood is just beyond belief. im glad you posted this again. thats kind of the cool thing in moving our projects here is we get to revisit them again and others get to see them for the first time.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

 Great work. It must have been scary cutting into that slab the first time. 
Shipwright- I stared at the slab for a good two weeks, also marking where the cuts would go etc.

Thanks Moke, Steve, Pottz, Olddrivers, BB1, Eric and Oldtool.


Drop-dead gorgeous! Well done!

Steven- Random Orbital Nailer