Personally I like it without but I'm not a big filial person so <grain of salt>.
Its sort of a neat conjunction of refined shape with the wild grain giving it a hint of rustic, I think the filial detracts from the latter part of it for me.
Ryan i think i like it better with out also. Just thought i'd give folks a choice.
I don't particularly like finials. Looks better without in my opinion.
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I agree on this piece. The finial is too elegant (nice job on it) for the rustic look. Great turning though.
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I like the way it looks without. Very good looking piece.
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I also like it without. Man, that crazy swirly grain and chatoyance looks great. Is it maple?
Steve I agree I do like the finial but that piece has a rustic look to it so the finial wouldn't work for me but that is just me Steve.
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