Birdseye maple and cherry....(pics)

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Steve, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Steve

    Steve Ye Olde Henhouse Builder

    I built this for a friend, a birdseye maple and cherry piece of furniture for their home to display albums and other stuff.

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    A close up of the woods contrast in specie and color.

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    Don't those birdseyes just dazzle?
     
  2. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    That's really beautiful. Bet you paid a fortune for the wood.

    Before we moved here and had to scale down we had a birdseye maple antique bedroom set. It was gorgeous. Was dh's grandmas and we inherited it.

    Your piece has such good workmanship.

    Thanks for sharing that.

    Mary
     
  3. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Gorgeous! I have that hanging lamp only in blue. I think I need a piece like that to compliment it!! [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    My dad used to make gun stocks out of birdseye maple and cherry. Beautiful stuff!
     
  5. Steve

    Steve Ye Olde Henhouse Builder

    Quote:Well Mary, you know your wood. Highly figured birdseye maple is somewhere (if you can even find it like this) around 8-10 times more expensive than oak or cherry.

    The guy I built it for ( a Christmas present to his wife) logged off and milled the rough maple for me....I just had to do the final planing, sanding etc......and of course build the cabinet.

    I'm glad I didn't have to buy the wood.
     
  6. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice piece and really like the contrast in wood colors. The birdseye maple has me drooling
     
  7. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Quote:Well Mary, you know your wood. Highly figured birdseye maple is somewhere (if you can even find it like this) around 8-10 times more expensive than oak or cherry.

    The guy I built it for ( a Christmas present to his wife) logged off and milled the rough maple for me....I just had to do the final planing, sanding etc......and of course build the cabinet.

    I'm glad I didn't have to buy the wood.

    Great. Definitely more cost effective.
     
  8. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Wow Steve, that's beautiful woodwork. [​IMG]

    I got this hunting place.....
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    When are you and JUdy coming for a weeks visit?

    I'll make sure I have plenty of wood. Bring your tools. [​IMG]
     
  10. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    My word. That is absolutely beautiful, Steve.
     

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