Japanese Cherry and Maple folding tea table

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Project by TheWoz posted 09-16-2018 03:22 PM 1253 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first post on LumberJocks; this small tray/table was a gift for my wife’s birthday.
It is made from locally sourced Japanese Cherry and Maple, and measures only 20in high as it was designed to be used as a tea table when kneeling or sitting on a “Zaisu” chair. Additionally, the table folds into a lap tray for breakfast in bed.
The top is 5/16” with a compound mitre rail set to 15deg for the handles and re-unforced with biscuits. The 1/2” thick legs lay flush with the 1/2” thick mounded skirt to make it comfortable on the lap.
Thank you for looking, I hope you all like it. I will post more soon.

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#1 posted 09-16-2018 03:45 PM


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#2 posted 09-16-2018 05:59 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks.

Thank you for showing us this beautiful table/tray, it is indeed a work of art, and that wood is art by itself.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 09-16-2018 06:31 PM

You did a beautiful job on this table. Congratulations!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 09-16-2018 08:26 PM

WOW ! what a hunk of lumber

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 09-17-2018 01:10 AM

That wood is so beautiful. Well done making something great from it.

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#6 posted 09-17-2018 03:06 AM

Wonderful, beautiful work!

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#7 posted 09-18-2018 11:41 AM

Maybe you could have found a more brilliant piece for the top than that plain one? Kidding. That is amazing! Well done. Thanks for sharing, and welcome

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#9 posted 11-26-2018 02:14 PM


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