Nakashima Style Sled Based Cherry Coffee Table

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Project by TexPenn posted 09-09-2010 04:12 PM 3957 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nakashima Style Sled Based Live Edge Cherry Coffee Table. 6’ long, 30” at widest & 18” high. Great Cherry Crotch! Apple wood butterflies. Spar urethane finish.
This is one of the smaller slabs from this log. I have 4 more slabs that are larger! Tha black staining is from long ago imbedded steel in the wood.

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#1 posted 09-09-2010 04:30 PM

Really nice wood. I like what you did with the top. The base is interesting….and I mean that in a good way. Is it stable?

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 09-09-2010 04:33 PM

Very impressive.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#3 posted 09-09-2010 06:48 PM

I really like it ~ nice job!

-- GX

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#4 posted 09-09-2010 07:21 PM

Great looking project! I’ve got a few cherry slabs ready for a project some time soon.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#5 posted 09-09-2010 09:53 PM

Love the wood, great job

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#6 posted 09-10-2010 12:21 AM

Another fine piece. Thanks Ted!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#7 posted 09-10-2010 02:00 AM

another fine job!!!!!

-- gagewestern

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#8 posted 09-10-2010 05:53 PM

Beautiful craoch figure…but why is there a butterfly “plug’’ in the middle of it…? i dont see a split or crack there… :)

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#9 posted 09-10-2010 07:52 PM

Hi & thanks to all! First, yes the piece is super stable. as stable as if it had 3 solid legs that didnt move at all.
As for the butterflies…. with the piece kiln dried to under 10% its not going to move anymore, so really none of the butterflies are actually needed. Looking past that to the fact that thats what the customer wanted (lots of big butterflies) my theory on the large one in the center was thats where the crotch of the 2 limbs came together & the bowtie would keep it from ever seperating. Its more of an artistic statement than anything. Thanks again to all, Ted.

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#10 posted 10-03-2010 02:44 AM

I really like the artistic direction you took. I think the design of the base is awesome.
Great Post

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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