Walnut coffee Table. A mid-Centry Design

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Project by Delta356 posted 11-20-2011 05:30 AM 1489 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all, Hope all is well. I have been slow sharing some projects I have done, so it’s time to check
one off the list. This is a table I made out of a rough piece of western Walnut. I got the piece for $20.00
From a great freind, who runs a Furniture Restoring shop. The piece was original 8 feet, but 2 feet of it
had a bad twist to it. Anyways the table took me a week to build from milling to sanding to finishing. I turned the legs out of 2X2 blocks into a mid-Century Design. George Nakishima inspired me greatly on this project.
I finished the table with SAM MALOOFS ploy-oil finish which turned out great. 10 coats and sanded between.
Many might say to many coats, but I like a very shiny almost glass look.
Hope you all enjoy….

Thanks, Michael Frey
Portland, OR


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#1 posted 11-20-2011 08:35 AM

Cool table.

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#2 posted 11-20-2011 03:31 PM

Love it. Love the natural lines of the top. Nice job!

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#3 posted 11-20-2011 05:19 PM

nice table. I love seeing walnut pop like that.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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#4 posted 11-20-2011 05:32 PM

Nice! I have a large slab of Iroka wood laying around. Not sure how I want to use it. Wife wanted a low plant table. Since the slab was not too thick, I was trying to figure out leg attachments. I think the method you used would work out real well. Thanks.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#5 posted 11-21-2011 04:59 PM

very nice. You can’t go wrong with a Nakashima and Maloof combination!


-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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