10 Table Lg Flickering Star Wal Brown
When I make a large item, I figure out about how many pieces of walnut I will need. It’s usually 3 boards on a table this size, I will cut all 3 boards into strips and then take one strip from each board and build another pile until all the strips are in the forth pile. Every third strip of that pile will be from the same board. Each board will have slightly different shade to it, by mixing up the strips; I will have the walnut match all over the table. Even on the pedestal and feet will match the top this way.
I call this my “Large Flickering Lone Star” Brown tone Walnut table. The pattern on the table is the “Lone Star” quilt pattern. The flickering part comes because I alternated light and dark wood, which gives it the illusion of movement. You can sometimes have a light headed feeling when you see it; it plays with your eyes. The table stands 30” tall and is 47” wide. There are over 6000 pieces on the entire table. The pieces are used over the edge and onto the pedestal and feet of the table. The table is finished in its natural color with 6 or 8 coats of varnish. After the varnish hardens for at least a month, I level it and buff it to a high shine. The pieces are a bit over 3/16" thick, glued onto a Baltic Birch base, so they hold up much better than a thin veneer.
The type of wood from the center out on this table is; (1) Pink Ivory, (2) Gabon Ebony, (3) Maple, (4) Chechem, (5) Tree Of Heaven, (6) Shedio, (7) Ash, (8)Lacewood, (9) Cottonwood, (10) Wenge, (11) Sycamore, (12) Purpleheart, (13)Birch, (14) Zaracote, (15) Satinwood, (16) Bubinga, (17) Crab Apple, (18)Boire, (19) Birds Eye Maple, (20) Bloodwood, (21) Oak, (22) Macassar Ebony, (23) Hackberry, (24) Walnut.