modern walnut coffee Table

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Project by DaytonB posted 10-26-2007 03:45 PM 8498 views 21 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first Coffee table is based, or at least inspired, again by a Sam Maloof sketch I saw in a book about his work. I believe the sketch was for a round dinning table but I thought it would be a neat oval coffee table. The base reminds me of a Sci-fi, or Star Wars, space ship landing gear. It looks fairly fragile but is surprisingly strong, I would have to stand on the end and maybe even jump to break it. The top is book matched.


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#1 posted 10-26-2007 04:07 PM

DaytonB, you’re posting some amazing work here. It’s a good morning to check in at LJ. Really nice projects!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 10-26-2007 04:31 PM

Beautiful design and workmanship!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 10-26-2007 04:51 PM

Really, really nice, like this a lot….

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#4 posted 10-26-2007 05:03 PM

beautiful. I really love the legs on this

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 10-27-2007 09:07 AM


-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#6 posted 12-17-2007 07:18 PM

Wow, that is art, along with all of your other projects. You’re quite a craftsman!

-- Just another woodworker

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#7 posted 05-26-2008 04:57 AM

Amazing table. Clean design, flawless execution, and wonderful finish. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#8 posted 08-15-2008 07:24 AM


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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