Really nice Sean! That design would also work for an outdoor table in Teak.
Cherry gets a lot darker with age. That dresser I am making has already turned quite a bit. Same thing with the Cherry picture frames already much darker.
FYI: I have gotten gaps before. Try mixing your brass dust with CA glue and filling the gap with that.
Most impressive! I have inlaid brass into Walnut before in my picture frames. I am curious how you cut your brass to where they fit with the next piece. I usually use 4 pieces and get my 45 degree corner angles on my bench sander with the table set to 45. I sneak up on the brass to get a "close to" perfect fit. I tried cutting it on the table saw but ruined a blade doing this even though the brass is soft and "experts" told me I should be able to use that method so I stopped doing that.
For future frame glue-ups I suggest band clamps.
Wow! From log to finished product. Impressive!
2nd one of these in a week! Very well done!
Wow very nice! Breadboard ends always scare me though it looks like if someone were to lean on an end it could snap off.
Beautiful unique piece!
For future reference, ALWAYS cut brass screw holes with a steel screw first. And use wax on the screws. Also I use a drill bit that is almost the same size as the threads and not the shank of the screw. The wood has some spring in it once drilled it springs back and for small projects like this matching the bit with the threads works great providing plenty of bite for the screw.
Nice! Looks like you spun the head off a couple of screws. Been there! Just take a drop of super glue and glue the head on the empty hole.
I love the proud dovetails!
Wow really nice Asian inspired look!
Very nice! This is on my "honey do" list as well and I might lift some design details from yours.
Most awesome! I assume you already had those hinges since they are a bit overkill. Someone always seems to grab the 1/4sawn 2x4s from my Home Depot so unless I get there right when they are putting out a new pallet, I usually don't find any. The cup is cool have you actually used it?
n/m just watched your video. I love the construction techniques you use especially the templating and router flush bit technique.
Wow Sean super nice! This is why Cherry is my favorite wood! Do you have any closeups of the drawer construction?
Wow this is awesome great idea to use up those scraps we all accumulate!
Very nice might have to try this one myself! Is that pencil tray Teak?
Very striking piece! Check out my Sapele occasional tables. They are finished with Danish oil and I came back a few days later with gloss poly. Not loving the gloss actually if I did it again it would be a final coat of satin poly instead. But poly goes on well over Danish oil.