Asian inspired coffee table.

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Project by DraftsmanRick posted 1679 days ago 4028 views 57 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The top is Padauk, frame is Ash, and the legs are ebonized Poplar, hey its what i had at the time lol. The top has great character. In designing this table i wanted something with an asian feel but also something that was a little on the architectural side. I feel i acomplished this with the angular shaped legs and the appearance of a “floating” top. The joinery is mortise and loose tenons, and dovetails at the inside rail onnections. The table measures 46” L X 24” W X 18” T Enjoy

-- Jesus was a carpenter

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#1 posted 1679 days ago

AWESOME!!! How was it finished?

-- Don

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#2 posted 1679 days ago

I Love it !!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#3 posted 1679 days ago

Very well done. Love the design.

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#4 posted 1679 days ago

Cool and wonderful I really like this table. fabulous design

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1679 days ago

Nice combination of elements. Has a really sharp look to it. Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 1679 days ago

That is beautiful indeed !! I hope the Paduak retains that color for you : ) I recognized the Ash right away but thought the Paduak was something else. At first I was thinking that the top should have more overhang , but that would hide some of the details of your project …Great job : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 1679 days ago

Very nice!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#8 posted 1679 days ago

very well down love the look top does look as if it is floating

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#9 posted 1679 days ago

Thanks guys! The table is finished with seal-a-cell from general finishes and tung oil. Dusty, i wrestled with the overhang idea myself and it may have increased the Asian feel iif it hung over more but decided i wanted the corners of the top to be “even” with the points on the legs.

-- Jesus was a carpenter

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#10 posted 1679 days ago

I noticed that detail and it is a nice one : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 1679 days ago

very very nice table, love the style, the curves, contrasting woods everything.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#12 posted 1679 days ago

What a beautiful design & work!!

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#14 posted 1679 days ago

This looks really great. What are the dimensions of the legs?

-- Jess

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#15 posted 1679 days ago

This is really nice! I like it a lot.

-- Happy woodworking!

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