Asian Inspired Mahogany Coffee table base

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Project by Konquest posted 12-19-2009 03:59 AM 2765 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first commission for a piece of furniture. I only had to build the base as they want to get a piece of stone, granite or marble, for the top (heavy!). They wanted an “asian vibe” to compliment a recent redecorating effort in their living room. So I consulted many websites to look at examples and narrowed it down to a few key features: reverse-tapered legs, the uplifted ends on the slatted shelf underneath, and the curved aprons. This is African Mahogany finished with Darrell Peart’s “Greene and Greene” recipe: 2/3 ratio of orange to medium brown GF dye stain, and 4 wiped coats of Arm R Seal satin. I will update pictures when they get the granite slab and it is in its new home.

And in case people were wondering, I do some dry fits and whatnot on my pool table because it is probably one of the only large professionally leveled surface in my home!

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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#1 posted 12-19-2009 05:12 AM

Nice design, wood and finish are nice!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#2 posted 12-19-2009 06:05 AM

Looks good

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#3 posted 12-19-2009 07:08 AM

Great job.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#4 posted 01-03-2010 06:37 AM

Nicely done!

-- Buzz ---- Of all the things I have ever lost, I miss my mind the most.

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#5 posted 03-10-2010 05:33 AM

Great job! Another reason to get a pool table. Thanks!

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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