Slab Table (my 1st furniture w/o any metal)

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Project by NíccoloJosé posted 10-18-2011 06:07 PM 2981 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Slab Table
30×57 x 30 (inches)
Materials: Reclaimed Philippines Mahogany, Tamarind, Dungon, Yakal
Man hours: 110 hrs

After studying George Nakashima, I wanted to makes own minimalist style furniture with a twist. I wanted my first console table to be something solid and regal that communicates stateliness and grandeur. Similar to Nakashima I wanted to show the story behind the wonderful grain the wood by displaying its natural shape. I’ve also been air drying a bunch of branches for more than a year now, and I thought it would give a good contrast to have both a big slab and slim branch compliment each other.

I usually use a variety of wood… but for this one, i opted to go with just 4 different kinds. I also had a customize glass made for the top that follows the shape of the slab. Surprisingly, the branch worked well as a brace and I manage to make this entire table with no nails or any metal fastener which made me feel good too.

-- Niccolo Jose; Filipino Artist,

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#1 posted 10-18-2011 06:20 PM

Wow, that’s a winner in anybody’s book! Well done!

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#2 posted 10-18-2011 07:12 PM

Beautifully done! The woods are gorgeous!

-- "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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#3 posted 10-18-2011 10:15 PM

That Is one of the best live edge tables I’ve seen. did you add any color to the wood? thanks!

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#4 posted 10-19-2011 02:26 AM

@B13: I don’t stain or color my wood. An 80 year old Mahogany looks like Pine when you are sanding it. I gave it a month before applying the sanding sealer and it changes to a dark almost reddish color.

-- Niccolo Jose; Filipino Artist,

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#5 posted 10-19-2011 05:22 PM

@Anji12305: Yes, its lamination.
I think Gary Bennet is cool but the sharp edges and unpredictable shapes are just not my type—> great as art pieces though. That’s why my favorite has to be Wendell Castle.

Thanks for the compliments guys.=)

-- Niccolo Jose; Filipino Artist,

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