White Ash Coffee Table

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Project by Cristof posted 09-27-2011 05:13 AM 2245 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Commission from a client who wanted a unique coffee table for living room. The top is made up of two pieces of 5/4” ash laminated and bleached with lye (sodium hydroxide acting as a mordant) and then washed with concentrated hydrogen peroxide. The three feet are turned on a lathe, also of ash that have been ebonized; rosewood tips at floor to keep from splintering ash; clear lacquer finish. 42×16 inches.

-- Cristof

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#1 posted 09-27-2011 05:40 AM

Very cool and unique design! I love it! I wish you could put something in the photo to help give a sense of the dimensions. A ruler or apple or something the eye can relate to.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 09-27-2011 10:33 PM

Superb coffee table!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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#3 posted 09-28-2011 04:05 AM

Very abstract. It is hard to get a sense of size without a reference object.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#4 posted 09-28-2011 11:09 AM

Great table, I thought you used Bowling balls for the feet. Very cool that you turned them!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Mark A. DeCou

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#5 posted 09-28-2011 09:29 PM

I like…..nice form, unique, interesting color combination, complicated to build. What’s not to like?

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#6 posted 09-29-2011 03:07 AM

Very nice work! I love the design.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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