Nakashima style table in progress

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Project by TexPenn posted 09-30-2008 06:15 PM 2418 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A custom order. 58” long X 27 at the smaller end & 36 at the larger. It will end up 17 tall. a Coffee Table. All Walnut. These pics are wiped with miniral spirits, just to bring out the color. It will have a tung oil type finish. The legs will be solid 2” slabs as well, 2 joined for the large end & a single 17” wide piece for the smaller end.
.... I can see the broom in the pic…. but I can’t seem to be able to use it. LOL!

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#1 posted 09-30-2008 07:51 PM

This is going to be a spectacular table. Great color variations. I’ll be looking for the photos of the finished project.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#2 posted 10-01-2008 03:20 AM

That is quite a piece of wood! I look forward to more photos of the finished table.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#3 posted 10-01-2008 05:28 AM

Next Time you run to FredricksBurg, Tx…bring me some of that dang Walnut….you want to trade for Pecan ?that is going to be a BIG, nice lookin coffee table :)
Looks Great…


-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#4 posted 10-01-2008 05:35 AM

I like the way you “show” the sapwood rather then trying to hide it with dye or removing it. . The bow ties are a good plan, is there anyhting else joining the center? Do you need anything else? I’m curious about how well the glue-up holds as well. I have a corved wall to so that the client wants ensconsed in Walnut stiles & rails with a recessed panel (35 panels, wall is 15’ wide x 12’ high @ 6’/10” radius. Gonna be pricey, and a real test for me.

-- Bob Schilke

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#5 posted 10-01-2008 07:43 AM

Thanks all! I’ll be flyin in to Austin in Feb. I’m sure the TSA has a rule against slabs on a plane. LOL Might be worth a try though. I need some pecan. Besides the butterflies, the table is also joined with four 6”X1/2” dowels penetrating 3” into each slab & glued with tightbondIII, & Left clamped for a week.

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#6 posted 10-01-2008 12:36 PM

looking good…

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 10-02-2008 06:22 AM

killer table.drop me off some walnut on ur way.

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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