Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Inlay table

I made this table just after the first exhibition, it was fun! I was inspired by federal style furniture with this one:


I used pearwood and mahogany, a bit of basswood too.



Several months ago I bought these cute tiny casters, so it was a great chance to use them. :) The most tedious part was "inlaying" the sides of the table, the legs were easy to do. The ornament is tiny, the one on the leg is 2 mm thick.

The drawer was the easiest part:



The frame for the drawer:


Looks good with the chair:


Hope you liked it! Tomorrow - shadowbox.

27 comments:

Karin Corbin said...

You are becoming quite a skilled furniture maker. Very impressive as you don't have any teachers there to take classes from.

Victoria said...

@Karin: Thank you, Karin! I really appreciate it! I wish I had some teachers here, in my case, video shops and magazines help me.

rosanna said...

Wow !!! and double wow !! you are so incredibly good and the table is stunning. My best compliments and best wishe, Rosanna

Victoria said...

@Rosanna: Thank you, thank you, thank you, Rosanna!:) I love this table, think my best work by now.

The Old Maid said...

Well I can only join the Ladies:) Great great work Victoria! Still think you should open a shop ;) I have no idea how you added all these kinds of wood to one table and I am impressed.:)

Victoria said...

@The Old Maid: Thank you so much! Opening the shop is still a bit of problem for me, no full paypal in Russia, only moneybookers, so I don't know if it's worth it.
Adding the wood is easy;) Just need once to get the hang of it.

otterine said...

Fantastic! I am in awe over this table. It's just perfect!

Victoria said...

@otterine:Thank you so much! I really liked the inlay technique, so hopefully make something else with it.

Margaret said...

That looks fabulous, you have done such a great job, woodworking must be your hidden talent, until now that is!

Victoria said...

@Margaret: Thank you! I love woodworking, furniture really became my passion.

Sans! said...

Victoria, you can give lessons . You are very skilled! Wonderful pieces!

Victoria said...

@Sans: Thank you !:) I'm still learning, so I can only show how I made this table, btw, that would be great!:)

Roberto Ferrés said...

This is such a stunning piece, absolutely wonderful. I love it!!!

Victoria said...

@Roberto: Thank you so much! I'm happy to receive such comment from you, I really love the furniture that you make.

Elga said...

I just found your blog this morning through Karin's and read the whole thing. I love all the things you have made especially the inlaid table, it is just wonderful. I also love furniture making and just found out that there are a handful of people in Johannesburg, South Africa that makes real good furniture so I am planning to go to their workshops next year. I was also so lucky to win a scholarship for IGMA's Guild School in the USA next year and I think maybe you should try that for 2012, here is the link for their website: http://www.igma.org/

Victoria said...

@Elga: I'm very glad I've found your blog too!You're doing such an amazing work. Congratulations on your scholarship, you're so lucky! I was late this year, so thank you for reminding me about 2012 applications, I'll be in time this year;) Added you blog to my bookmarks, looking forward to read it all!

Bözse said...

This table is fantastic! You are very very good in furniture making! This inlay table is a piece of art!

Andrea Thieck Miniatures said...

Oh, this is an amazing and wonderful table! Something like this, but more longish I'd like to make next year. The wood is bought, but I don't think, that mine will look as great as yours! And where did you get these casters? I'm always looking for tiny metall fittings. They are just perfect for your table!

Victoria said...

@Andrea Thieck Miniatures: Thank you! I'm glad you liked the table, I bought these casters from miniatures.com ( I guess it's in Dollshouse accessories/Hardware). I really like them, they actually rolling:)

Victoria said...

@Bözse: Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!

Andrea Thieck Miniatures said...

Thanks a lot, Victoria, for sharing the adress! I'm curious to see more of your wonderful minis! Andrea

niknik said...

А мы и так знаем. что ты все делаешь качественно и красиво!))) Молодец!

Daydreamer said...

Victoria, this table is stunning! You are very talented! I dream of someday making furniture and hope I will be able to do even half as well as this! The tiny inlay is very impressive and so beautiful! The whole design is so elegant and so simple (but I know it only seems simple!)You could definitely teach classes!

Miniatures by Natalia said...

Vika, Vasha mebel' ochen neordinarna i nepovtorima. Ya yverena schto Vashi minis poidyt na "yra", esli Vu popadete na mini show. Esli y Vas est zelanie, zaregistriryites na Yahoo Group "The Camp", tam ochen mnogo talantlivus miniatyuristov, kotorue delyutsya oputom. Ya zabrosila ssulky na Vash blog v etoi gryppe, vse buli ydivlenu, schto v Rossii okazuvaetsya toze est talantlivue mastera. Ydachi i s Novum Godom! Natalia

Victoria said...

Наталья, спасибо огромное за добрые слова! Я очень рада, что Вам понравилась моя мебель. Отправила request модератору, надеюсь, примут:) Спасибо за ссылку на эту группу! С Наступающими! :)

Miniatures by Natalia said...

Vika, obyazatel'no primyt. Ya bu posovetovala Vam takze ne teryat vremya i poiti na www.igma.org i podat aplikaciyu na chlenstvo. Cherez god posle General Membership Vu mozete polychit Artizan chlenstvo (pochitaite ysloviya). Eto otkroet Vam dveri v bol'shoi mir minis. Talant nado prodvigat vpered. Natalia

miniaturista said...

Te ha quedado espectacular, es perfecta y preciosa, una autentica joya de anticuario.
FELIZ AÑO NUEVO
Maite