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Nakashima Inspired Coffee Table #1: The Wood

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Blog entry by PittsburghTim posted 712 days ago 1182 reads 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Let me preface this with a wanring that I am not a pro, just a weekend woodworker and an experienced DIY’er. This is my first blog and I hope you enjoy reading it.

A dear friend of mine saw a coffee table that I had made from a piece of crotch walnut with very intense figure. She asked if I would make one for her and her husband’s new home. We took a trip to my favorite lumber yard (Keim Lumber) in Ohio and selected a two inch thick, ten foot long slab of walnut with some burl and wavy grain. As the slabe had a large crack through it in one location, we selected a piece of wenge to use for some bow-tie shaped patches.

The first task was to remove the bark. I used various wire wheels chucked in a drill. I have found that this removes the bark and leaves a pleasing texture that I believe compliments the natural edge for a table without destroying the live edge.

-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."



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BTimmons

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#1 posted 712 days ago

Lovely slab. This one’s gonna be cool.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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Deycart

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#2 posted 711 days ago

What were you going to use to finish it? Could you upload a pic of the live edge when your done, I am really interested in your approach.

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PittsburghTim

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#3 posted 711 days ago

Deycart, here is an image of the edge after using the wire wheel. It leaves a soft texture without destrying the edge. In this photo you can see the worm/insect tracks still in tact.

Tim

-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."

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Deycart

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#4 posted 711 days ago

That does look good.

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