Japanese influenced coffee table

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Project by childress posted 1545 days ago 2264 views 12 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

just finished this table in time for the San Diego County Fair. Made from myrtle (top) and black walnut. Finished with penetrating oil made from equal parts tung, poly and mineral spirits. I’m off to deliver this right now, will answer any questions later… Thanks

-- Childress Woodworks

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#1 posted 1545 days ago

That’s a stunner for sure!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#2 posted 1545 days ago

awesome table… i can’t believe the figure in that Myrtle.

-- San Diego, CA

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#3 posted 1545 days ago

Nice job, excellent work.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#4 posted 1545 days ago

Nice looking table and cool design

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1545 days ago

Great top and I love the finish. I hope that fourth leg reaches the ground when it’s on a flat surface?

-- Jim

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#6 posted 1545 days ago

Great looking table

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#7 posted 1545 days ago

Thanks everyone for the comments. Thanks Rob for flattening this top with your wide belt sander, you saved me a ton of work!

Outputter – there is a little wobble that I fixed by adding rubber door bumpers underneath the legs, It wasn’t as bad as the pics though, the pavers must really be messed up. I think I drilled one of the holes for the dowels that hold the top up a little too deep. I was in a hurry to get this completed for the fair.

If anyone is in the area this next month , I highly recommend going and seeing the “design in wood” exhibit at the S.D. Fair. Some of the pieces there are absolutely incredible. I feel extremely honored and privileged to be a part of such an extraordinary event.

-- Childress Woodworks

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#8 posted 1544 days ago

That is a beauty..

-- bill

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#9 posted 1544 days ago

Great design and the myrtle is amazing!

-- James -

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#10 posted 1544 days ago

Wonderful design and the myrtle is gorgeous! Your design shows it off perfectly, well done!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#11 posted 1541 days ago

Stunning. A treasure piece. It will be timeless.
Henrietta (Nettie the Gnome)

-- Gnettie the Gnome

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#12 posted 922 days ago

nice wood

-- Chris, Oak Grove, MO

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