Patchwork Coffee Table #2

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Project by Michael posted 08-15-2011 02:15 PM 1812 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I liked the first patchwork coffee table that I made so much that I made another one, with improvements of course.
I started with a lot of different exotic woods (thanks to I started with 2” thick blocks of wood and resawed them to 1” (so I have enough left over to make another table).
The table top consists of 27 different kinds of wood. The outermost wood in the frame is Sapele which is what I made the legs and skirt with.
Festool Dominoes are used throughout the table. Finished with teak oil.

I haven’t had any expansion problems with the table top. There are around 100 dominoes holding the wood together.

There are additional photos in my blog

Woods: Zapote, Lignum Vitae, Granadillo, Katalox, Mora, Jicarillo, Macadamia Nut, Bocote, Osage Orange, Chechen, Marblewood, Redheart, Satinwood, Padauk, Ambrosia Maple, Cocobolo, Black Mesquite, Yaje, Purpleheart, Zebrawood, Satine, Burmese Blackwood, Guapinolillo, Bubinga, Lacewood, Birdseye Maple, and Sapele.

-- ~Michael,

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#1 posted 08-15-2011 02:53 PM

Very nice table and expensive too with all that exotic wood!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 08-15-2011 03:25 PM

I like it!

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

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#3 posted 08-15-2011 03:35 PM

This is a beautiful table!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#4 posted 08-15-2011 04:00 PM

A beautiful piece of woodworking art!

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#5 posted 08-15-2011 04:23 PM

Nice, i really like that pattern.
Have you had any problem with wood movement at all with the outside being framed in?

-- Ev in Framingham, MA

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#6 posted 08-15-2011 05:42 PM

Fantastic idea, and the table itself is lovely, not just the top!

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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#7 posted 08-15-2011 10:56 PM

Looks great! Super idea!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#8 posted 08-16-2011 06:16 PM

Looks great.
Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#9 posted 08-16-2011 07:31 PM

Very nice unique table.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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