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Yes, I made it when I lived in Japan some 10 years ago and it went with us from Japan to Israel and to Poland.

Design – my wife (her first design)
Wood – Lauan
Dimensions – L=48”, W= 24”, H=18”
Finish: First time Clear varnish, but “we” decided to strip it, stain and mat varnish it.

Personally, I like the unstained version but if I want new router…..

Regards
niki

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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 04-09-2007 11:46 PM

Lauan! Thats new to me. I use Lauan plywood all the time, but i’ve never seen it in stock form. Good looking craftsmanship!

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Karson

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#2 posted 04-09-2007 11:48 PM

Very nice Niki. A great looking table. tell your wife all the Jocks like the stained version, now can you purchase your router.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 04-09-2007 11:58 PM

hahaha I laughed at the “WE decided” and then the “but if I want a new router”... tooo funny.

Since I’m female I think it is safe for me to say that I like the original better AND I think you need to buy a new router! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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niki

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#4 posted 04-10-2007 12:02 AM

Thank you

Dennis
Lauan is almost “standard” wood in Japan, it comes in 1½” ~ 4” thick boards.
The legs are made of 3½” x 3½” block.

Karson
That was 10 years ago and I got my router.
You don’t know what I did to get the new table saw…

Regards
niki

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niki

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#5 posted 04-10-2007 12:08 AM

Thank you Debbie

Since you are female you know that we (males) have to obey if we want new “toys”...and we want! :)

Regards
niki

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jockmike2

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#6 posted 04-10-2007 01:30 AM

Beautiful looking table, nice design. I was just thinking about all the junk I could put in all those drawers. Jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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shack

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#7 posted 04-10-2007 02:43 AM

Nice table and I liked the original finish as well.

-- JohnShackleford,North Carolina

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 04-10-2007 03:30 AM

Very nice. Kudos to your wife for the design, but you are right about the finish. :-)

Of course I’m always willing to pucker up to some posterior female anatomy in exchange for a new toy!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#9 posted 04-10-2007 03:55 AM

I love the Asian aesthetic. I love your project.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Karson

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#10 posted 04-10-2007 04:00 AM

OK Since you got the router, I like the first version better. (Not that I’m being wishy-washey – I just wanted to get you the router)

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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MsDebbieP

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#11 posted 04-10-2007 12:28 PM

of course, we don’t really get a good look at the rest of the room – -perhaps the second version “fits” better in the room.
(some one has to stick up for the boss!)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Jon Spelbring

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#12 posted 04-10-2007 03:00 PM

I’ve got a bedroom set (not made by me) that we had built of Lauan while we were stationed in the Philippines. There, they called it “Philippine Mahogany”.

-- To do is to be

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Obi

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#13 posted 04-11-2007 05:10 AM

Beautiful Table Niki, now I want to hear the table saw story…

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niki

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#14 posted 04-11-2007 06:48 AM

Thank you for your compliments

Jockmike2
Don’t count on it. 3 drawers, all the way in (20”) and still we have a lot of junk on top of the table.
I don’t know way, but it looks to me that we are making all the “storage units” to store the junk and to clear the way for more junk…:)

Jspelbring
Lauan is growing over all south-east Asia and it’s imported to Japan.
Those guys are smart, they import wood from all over the world and keep their forests untouched (and they have many).

Obi
For the table saw I agreed to live in Poland and that’s bad enough….:)

niki

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PanamaJack

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#15 posted 04-20-2007 07:30 AM

Great table Nikki. What’s the price of wood like in Japan? Similar to that in Poland? Excellent detailing on this coffee table.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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