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Book Stack Table Antique Finish Library Coffee Fre Ship
Book-Stack-Table-Antique-Finish-Library-Coffee-Fre-Ship
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May 29, 2011
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US $149.00
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Item location:
KINGSTON TN, United States

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Book Stack Table Antique Finish Library Coffee Fre Ship

Book Stack Tables Make Great Gifts For Young and Old

Hidden Art Treasure from "eBronzeMart"  
"Book Stack Table" 

It has been 4 years since we made any of these but we have had a lot of request so here they are again.  They are a lot of fun and look great! The antique finish is warm and rich; you can almost smell the old leather :) It is actually eight blocks of monkey wood hand carved into books then screwed and glued to make the "Book Stack Table".  People are surprised by how real the books look! The table is also very strong and stable.

Each book is 2.5" thick and varying sizes. When finished, the table is 20" Tall. The top is 13.5" x 9", perfect as a coffee table. It has a very stable 13.5" x 13.5" bottom.  Because this 38 Pound table could possibly scratch the floor when scooted around, we have given it a heavy velvet bottom. We are the only makers of this type of table to give attention to the bottom. You will appreciate this when you move the table.  You can specify if you would like the top to be red or green.


 

Me Make Most Of Our Items Making Them Especially Unique !

How Is It Made?

The "Lost Wax" Process

What gives bronze art value beyond that of a "souvenir" that ends up in a closet? There are many reasons including cost of materials (bronze, silicone for molds, tools, ovens, etc.) The main reason is that there are very few people trained in the tedious process, practiced by the ancient Greeks and Romans.

Bronze sculpture is not easy to make and there are many time consuming, difficult steps involved. In a world of hi-tech mass production, bronze casting remains essentially unchanged. Each of our genuine bronze castings is in reality an "original" and the following explains why. These are the basic steps involved in creating a bronze Sculpture using the classic "cire perdue" (lost wax) process:

  • artist's original model
  • silicone mold of the model
  • create lost wax mold
  • bronze casting
  • clean mold from casting
  • grind, rasp and file bronze
  • assemble pieces by welding
  • file and finish assembled piece
  • polishing
  • application of patina

All bronze pieces are cast from a wax model regardless of the original material the model was sculpted. A silicone mold is made from the artist's finished piece, and a hollow wax cast is drawn from this mold. The wax is then repaired, re-worked and finished to the sculptor's specifications. Prior to creating a ceramic shell (explained below), vents are attached within the wax model. These vents are necessary in difficult areas where gas may accumulate such as hips, limbs, and neck. The vents allow the gas to escape when the molten bronze is poured and will prevent air pockets from forming and exploding the ceramic shell. The ceramic shell is one of the few materials the can withstand the heat of the molten metal.

When the wax cast is hardened and the vents are in place a ceramic shell is formed over the wax. This shell is made by dipping the wax into a slurry, coating it with sand, drying and repeating the process up to 14 times. A core consisting of plaster, ground brick and water is poured into the interior of the wax mold. After the ceramic shell and core have set, the mold is fired in an oven, the wax is melted and the ceramic shell is left intact. This process is known in French as "cire perdue" (lost wax). Molten bronze is now poured into the cavity left by the melted wax. When the bronze is cooled, the shell is chipped away using a hammer and chisel.

The bronze must now be repaired and finished. This step is called "chasing" and it is a difficult process because the metal is involved. Any imperfection such as air pockets of pits must be brazed with bronze rod, as in welding. All seams and spurs must be removed by grinding, rasping and, finally, sanding. The next step is to chase or hammer the vents from the mold using special tools. The natural bronze has a dull finish. after final finishing, a patina is applied which may be left matte of polished. Chemicals, pigments, heat, safety equipment and a lot of experience are involved. In addition, since bronze comes in a variety of alloys, the patina requires different chemicals and techniques.

When shopping for bronze art work, beware of terms such as "cold cast" or "bonded bronze." These are misleading names given to plastic figurines. If you are unsure of the authenticity of an item that you see elsewhere, feel free to call us at 1-800-321-8618 for an honest and professional opinion.
   

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Payment Methods

We accept ALL METHODS OF PAYMENT. Call toll-free 1-800-321-8618 for credit cards or if you have any payment questions.

We do not require immediate payment upon ordering. However, we truly appreciate your prompt payment! It makes our job much easier, eliminates confusion and allows us to begin preparing your order immediately.

Ship-to Locations

We ship WORLDWIDE. If you live on the Planet, we can ship it to you. Shipping must be calculated for all International, HI, AK, PR and Canadian orders. Only serious inquiries, please. (We will give you the special shipping rate that we currently give our national customers, and we will only charge you for the extra calculated fees.) We do not ship oversized items overseas.

Shipping Fees

We are able to offer free shipping on most of our items. For items that which we do charge shipping, we give our customers a SPECIAL DEAL. We will give you FREE SHIPPING on all orders after 1! If your multiple orders (which have shipping fees) can be shipped together, you will only pay the shipping of the heaviest item.

It is difficult to be exact on every sale, but we do our best to never overcharge for shipping. International and domestic shipping charges will be refunded for charges that exceed 15% of actual cost.

Shipping Times

We ship most orders within 24 hours of payment. However, the actual time that an item leaves our facilities may depend upon the order. The preparation work that some items require may take several days; for example, we must build wooden crates for the oversized items that we sell, to ensure safe delivery.

The estimated delivery time is also based upon your cleared payment, and we cannot be responsible for actual shipping service transit time. Transit time may vary, particularly during peak periods.

Expedited Requests

We will GLADLY EXPEDITE YOUR ORDER for only the extra fee that our carrier (UPS or USPS) charges to do so.

Insurance

FREE INSURANCE comes with all orders.

Professional Packaging

We package every item with care! UPS has consistently rated us as the shipper with the least damage claims in our region!

Customer Appreciation

We offer SPECIAL DEEP DISCOUNTS to customers who order more than one item, and, of course, to our repeat customers! Call us toll free 1-800-321-8618 for more information.

Return Policy

Satisfaction guaranteed. 7-Day Return policy in exchange for merchandise. (Buyer must pay return shipping.)

Feedback

We leave prompt and positive feedback for every valued customer after the transaction. If for any reason you are not satisfied with our products or service, we ask that you contact us to allow us the opportunity to correct it, before you leave feedback for us. Thank you!

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