Japanese influenced coffee table

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Project by childress posted 06-04-2010 12:03 AM 3148 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 06-04-2010 12:29 AM

That’s a stunner for sure!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#2 posted 06-04-2010 12:35 AM

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

-- San Diego, CA

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#3 posted 06-04-2010 01:16 AM

Nice job, excellent work.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#4 posted 06-04-2010 01:23 AM

Nice looking table and cool design

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 06-04-2010 03:42 AM

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 06-04-2010 05:36 AM

Great looking table

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#7 posted 06-04-2010 08:17 AM

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 06-04-2010 01:40 PM

That is a beauty..

-- bill

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#9 posted 06-04-2010 02:21 PM

Great design and the myrtle is amazing!

-- James -

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#10 posted 06-04-2010 02:39 PM

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 06-08-2010 01:08 AM

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

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#12 posted 02-17-2012 04:02 AM

nice wood

-- Chris, Oak Grove, MO

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