Kitchen Table

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This is a project I started last winter. I got the base made and veneered before sailing season happened and picked up in November again to get the top done. Lots of new things for me in this one. First real scrollsaw project because it was just too big for my chevalet, first conical cutting, first attempt to do marquetry on a complex radial match, the sheer size …..you get the idea. It could have gone sideways in so many ways.
Suffice to say I’m thrilled that it is finished and that nothing went so terribly wrong that it couldn’t be fixed. Took the pretty pictures today.
Tomorrow the satin polyurethane will be hard enough to move into the kitchen.

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

41 Comments

Another fantastic job on a challenging project! It is always a pleasure to see your work.
HOLY 💩 paul i think youve out done yourself on this one. wow the detail on this is just incredible. i wont even ask how much time you have invested in this. your marquetry is always stunning.

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

Excellent work.    Really an amazing table.   

Ron

Just stunning!  Love that you point out learning new things within the project.  It's encouraging to hear those like you at a high level of craftsmanship are still trying new things (as I'm at a point where "new" is part of most projects I try).  
That's more top level stuff Paul. Wowsers!

Darrel

Gosh, Paul! That’s another fine bit of work.

May you have the day you deserve!

Absolutely stunning Shipwright....no other words can describe that.....thank you for showing!

Mike

Holly gehosafat (trying to be a little more mature than Pottz), for so many firsts this came out extraordinarily beautiful. Well done shipwright, this is a creation to be proud of.
I see that you must live in a French palace.   A new high water mark.  

--Nathan, TX. Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

WOW,  that's just a thing of beauty. Remarkable wood working. 
Well done "Master" Paul

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

Incredible work, Paul! Your pieces transcend woodworking; they’re art on a level that matches anything I’ve ever seen in a museum.
Thank you all. I don’t post much anymore but when I do it’s always a thrill to be acknowledged by my fellow woodworkers.

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

My name is Paul,, Why did it not come with that talent?!  Stunning.  I can not even imagine having the talent to accomplish something like that.  Well  we have little in common.   You built ships I but a kayak... that has to be something.
What kitchen? In a museum? Then again the dog food container is museum worthy also. Nice curvy legs you have there Paul. So many things to look at on this table. The flowers are a work of art. 
Exceptional Paul. I've enjoyed seeing your progress with it as it's popped up here and there.  Great to see the finished piece.
Art in the home is a good thing. That is art too. Excellent work Paul.
I was following along with your build blog and I knew this would be something special but, wow! This turned out fantastic. I was surprised when I saw the scroll saw in the pics, but I know firsthand the limitations of the Chevolet when it comes to larger builds. I've always wanted to build a large frame jigsaw from Pierre Ramond's "Marquetry" book but, alas I don't currently have near enough room in the shop. I have often just knife cut the pieces. I either need a larger shop or a larger scroll saw. I would never have guessed you had never done some of the aspects of this build, it turned out great. You keep setting the bar higher for the rest of us! Thanks!  

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

its all been said i cant top it MASTER GR8 JOB 😍😎👍

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN