Asian style mahogany/granite coffee table

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Project by Konquest posted 01-06-2010 07:10 AM 4726 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Updated finished pics with granite top (“green ubatuba”)

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 01-06-2010 07:15 AM

That came out great well done

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 01-06-2010 08:07 AM

Look awesome, great job.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#3 posted 11-10-2010 06:53 AM

I love the combo…this (and all your work) has such nice style to it…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 12-19-2015 05:43 AM


May I ask how you attached the granite to the table frame? Did you have a flat surface and adhesive? Or some other way? I am trying to do something similar for my friend who just moved into a new house and has a slab to use. A little outside my comfort level. I have built wood tables only! :)

Looks great!

-- Here to learn

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