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Old 02-23-2013, 10:38 PM
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Default Wenge and Zebrano Hall Table

This is a hall table made as a wedding present. It is 1200mm long x 290mm wide and 770mm high.
The finish is Burnished Wattyl Teak (Scandinavian) Oil. The Wenge looks like black glass!! This was the last Zebrano I could find in Melbourne. It needed work, I'm here to tell ya!
It still needs a lower shelf added, which I think will be some dark grained Tassie Blackwood or some Birds Eye Maple.

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Default Re: Wenge and Zebrano Hall Table

Nice job. The bird's eye sounds like an interesting contrast. Though maybe it would detract from the top...?
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:24 PM
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I think you are right Bigfoot. I'm going with the Tassie Blackwood. It will not detract from the top so much. I'll post pics after I add the shelf.

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Old 02-24-2013, 07:07 PM
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Default Re: Wenge and Zebrano Hall Table

Rob,

I like how you divided the top. Was that out of necessity or by choice?

Right now, the bottom looks a little chunky to me. I'm interested to see it with the shelf in place.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:53 PM
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Hi Flair,

Yes the bottom does look chunky. I think the large bottom rails in black make that happen, thus the need for a shelf rather than just another rail between them. The gap between the legs is 190mm and this is how wide i want the shelf to be. Depth I'm not sure of yet. I think the same depth as the top might be alittle light, but 25mm could just make the bottom look heavier.

The Zebrano I had to work with was "difficult". It was not the straightest piece. The cross bar in the top was a necessity, but having said that, I probably would have gone down that path anyway.

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Old 02-26-2013, 02:41 AM
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Default Re: Wenge and Zebrano Hall Table

Beautiful Rob. Your oil finishing is rubbing off on me(no pun intended!)
I look forward to the shelf.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:05 AM
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Default Re: Wenge and Zebrano Hall Table

OK, so I couldn't get Tassie Blackwood in 200mm width in the depth I wanted and Birds Eye Maple was just too much.
So I bought some Brush Box and oiled it as with the table top. These photos were taken in natural light with no flash
The timber has a nice grain pattern with a Salmon and Lemon colour to the timber itself.
I think it's pretty OK, but I'd like your opinions too.

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Old 02-26-2013, 05:56 PM
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I like it much better after you applied the oil, but it seems a bit too flat when compared to the top. Could be just the picture though
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:10 PM
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Rob,

Design-wise, I like the addition of the shelf/stretcher. However, I'm not so sure about the colour match.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:10 PM
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On reflection, neither am I. I'm going to divide it up into 4 sections with Wenge-like the top, I think. Still not sure.

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