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I have just finished this sofatable. The top is Zelkova (Japanese Elm), as
are the lower shelf supports and the wedges. All of the rest is sycamore.

Unfortunately I can't bring it into the house yet since we have a new puppy
and he and our older dog race around a bit too much without respecting
furniture.

The color of the Zelkova does not show well in the 3/4 and frontal view. It
is much closer to that shown in the top view. Blame the photographer (me)
or the camera.

Cheers,

Larry

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I have just finished this sofatable. The top is Zelkova (Japanese Elm), as
are the lower shelf supports and the wedges. All of the rest is sycamore.

Unfortunately I can't bring it into the house yet since we have a new
puppy
and he and our older dog race around a bit too much without respecting
furniture.


LOL. Maybe you need to build a puppy fence!

Looks nice.

It would just kill me to make something this nice and not to be able to
use/display it.



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Larry Spitz wrote:

I have just finished this sofatable. The top is Zelkova (Japanese Elm), as
are the lower shelf supports and the wedges. All of the rest is sycamore.

Unfortunately I can't bring it into the house yet since we have a new
puppy and he and our older dog race around a bit too much without
respecting furniture.

The color of the Zelkova does not show well in the 3/4 and frontal view.
It is much closer to that shown in the top view. Blame the photographer
(me) or the camera.

Cheers,

Larry


Very nicely executed. Was this your own plan as well?

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It's my own design. I wanted the top of the top shelf to seem to be floating
in space. Hence even the underside of the top shelf is veneered in sycamore
to reflect light between the shelves.

Finish is platinum blonde (Platina) shellac and wax on the sycamore and
garnet shellac on the Zelkova. Then wax.

The lack of spreaders and stretchers was an aesthetic judgment and may have
been an error since it makes the table a bit more vulnerable. If I had
finished this while our old dog was still alive, it would not have been a
problem. With the new puppy, I'll have to wait until he calms down a
little.

Larry

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Very nicely executed. Was this your own plan as well?


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Larry Spitz wrote:

It's my own design.


It's a "class act".

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Larry Spitz wrote:

It's my own design.


It's a "class act".


My vote for Morris' judgement!!

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Larry Spitz wrote:

It's my own design. I wanted the top of the top shelf to seem to be
floating in space. Hence even the underside of the top shelf is veneered
in sycamore to reflect light between the shelves.


Neat idea



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