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Ash/walnut floating top coffee table

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Project by Javed Akhtar posted 01-12-2016 01:04 AM 2228 views 13 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This coffee table is a version of my earlier coffee table. A client wanted the same thing, but with a walnut base and a contrasting top. She settled on white ash for the top after I found a long piece with a uniform enough colour to use for making a laminated top. The base joinery is all mortise and tenon in black walnut. The whole thing is finished with tung oil.

-- Javed Akhtar, Vancouver BC, https://www.instagram.com/akhtarwoodshop/





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david38

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#1 posted 01-12-2016 02:50 PM

nice build

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pottz

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#2 posted 01-12-2016 03:10 PM

i love it, its clean simple elegance sometimes a little is a lot.great piece.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Miataguy

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#3 posted 01-12-2016 06:48 PM

Love the clean modern style…

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majuvla

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#4 posted 01-12-2016 07:06 PM

Realy classy and elegant. Top board is perfect,leggs very modern in design.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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ByronH

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#5 posted 01-12-2016 10:03 PM

Nice job, a really clean and well balanced design.

-- To every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, elegant, and completely wrong.

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jayseedub

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#6 posted 01-12-2016 10:30 PM

Beautifully perfect—I love the lightness of it all, and the use light/dark. Would love to see some more detail on the joinery between the stretcher and the piece that connects to the top…. Very nicely, simply done!

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DarrylJN

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#7 posted 01-13-2016 12:15 AM

Looks great, you did an awesome job! I would have loved to see a few more pics, at different angles!

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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Javed Akhtar

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#8 posted 01-13-2016 12:21 AM

The joinery between the stretcher and the riser is a floating tenon that goes vertically into the stretcher from the underside of the riser. I chose to make it floating in order to reduce the amount of waste – I had a limited amount of walnut left, so made the floating tenons out of scraps.


Beautifully perfect—I love the lightness of it all, and the use light/dark. Would love to see some more detail on the joinery between the stretcher and the piece that connects to the top…. Very nicely, simply done!

- jayseedub


-- Javed Akhtar, Vancouver BC, https://www.instagram.com/akhtarwoodshop/

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Javed Akhtar

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#9 posted 01-13-2016 12:22 AM

Thanks! I’ll take a few more photos tonight and post them!


Looks great, you did an awesome job! I would have loved to see a few more pics, at different angles!

- DarrylJN


-- Javed Akhtar, Vancouver BC, https://www.instagram.com/akhtarwoodshop/

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 01-13-2016 12:47 AM

Beautiful table! The ash/walnut are a great combination and the clean lines make this one special.

I too, would like more pics!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Gentile

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#11 posted 01-17-2016 05:10 PM

I’d like to see more photos too. I have a slab of black Marble my Dad dragged home from Greece in the 50s.
I’d Ike to do something with it…
I like your idea of the floating top. I just don’t know if the weight of the marble will work. I like the combination of the light frame and the mass of the Marble.
I’m just looking for some ideas to kick around…
Thanks.

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

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finns

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#12 posted 01-18-2016 01:42 AM

Like the contrast in woods. Looks clean and simple. Nice work.

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Javed Akhtar

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#13 posted 02-06-2016 09:04 PM

Thanks for the kind comments everyone! Sorry for the late reply – long days in the shop have kept me off the internet (a good problem to have!). I’ve posted a few more photos of the build in progress. Enjoy!

-- Javed Akhtar, Vancouver BC, https://www.instagram.com/akhtarwoodshop/

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