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Project by Steve Friedman posted 09-14-2009 12:14 AM 1769 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this from two mahogany slabs, the top is 6 feet wide and varies 15 to 20 inches wide. I left a bunch of worm holes in the legs. The legs were made from a separate slap, that I cut in half. It stands 35” tall. I used a Danish teak oil to finish.

-- Steve





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#1 posted 09-14-2009 12:19 AM

Beautiful wood, and nice project.

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#2 posted 09-14-2009 12:38 AM

Hi Mike,

Thanks for comments.

Steve

-- Steve

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#3 posted 09-14-2009 12:51 AM

very cool, i really like the nakashima style

-- Jeremy, Baton Rouge, LA - rayburnfinefurniture.com

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#4 posted 09-14-2009 01:45 AM

What type of joinery did you use to attach the legs to the top?

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#5 posted 09-14-2009 02:08 AM

Very nice!

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#6 posted 09-14-2009 02:09 AM

Fantastic work, it came out great.

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#7 posted 09-14-2009 02:16 AM

Unique design well done.

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#8 posted 09-14-2009 02:22 AM

Very nice design and great looking wood. Well done and welcome to Lj’s.

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#9 posted 09-14-2009 02:40 AM

Great job, how did you fasten the legs to it? Any chance of more pics/ I would love to see the grain patterns.

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#10 posted 09-14-2009 03:18 AM

Very unique table, love the design and natural flow. Looks like you’re going to build yourself some beautiful furniture. Welcome to Lumberjocks and thanks for sharing.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#11 posted 09-14-2009 05:14 AM

Lovely wood, good job.

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#12 posted 09-14-2009 05:51 AM

Some beautiful wood and a great looking table.

Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#13 posted 09-14-2009 05:57 AM

very nice…does it need to lean on the wall or does it stand on its own? especially on the carpet…

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#14 posted 09-15-2009 11:33 PM

Hi everyone,

Thanks for the kind words regarding the table. I’m just learning and experimenting, probably very unconventional in my selection of techniques.

The legs are attached by using a mortise / tenon type joint. I routed a 1/2 slot for each leg and used Titebond yellow glue. I then used some of the left over mahogany and made two corbel, one for each side. These are screwed into the leg and to the bottom of the table top. As long as I don’t move it a lot I’m expecting it to remain stable.

Steve

-- Steve

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#15 posted 09-15-2009 11:35 PM

Napaman,

No, it does not need to lean on the wall. It is very well balanced, even on the carpet.

Steve

-- Steve

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