Koa coffee table

  • Advertise with us
Project by Ron Messersmith posted 886 days ago 1652 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Koa coffee table
Koa coffee table No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

This is a figured koa coffee table that I made 35 year ago while stationed in Hawaii. I worked at the submarine base’s wood hobby shop and had access to koa. I couldn’t afford to buy the wood in this table today. It runs around $150 per board foot. But it’s still my favorite wood species!

-- Jupiter

11 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile


112001 posts in 2180 days

#1 posted 886 days ago

Amazing wood and outstanding lines and super build.

-- Custom furniture

View superstretch's profile


1482 posts in 1296 days

#2 posted 886 days ago

Wow.. great design and wood! Excellent build

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

View Lidiya Blaznina's profile

Lidiya Blaznina

846 posts in 1141 days

#3 posted 886 days ago

Very beautiful work,Ron.

-- Lidiya,Russia.

View doncutlip's profile


2832 posts in 2159 days

#4 posted 886 days ago

Wow, great looking table

-- Don, Royersford, PA

View Timber58's profile


59 posts in 1114 days

#5 posted 886 days ago

That is some beautiful wood! As well as the design and craftsmenship, well done!

-- I have so many projects on the go, guess I'm not a "finish" carpenter!

View Matt's profile


27 posts in 975 days

#6 posted 885 days ago

Ron, I agree, one of the many great things about being part of Uncle Sams finest Navy is the opportunity to get out to other areas of the world. That I get the opportunity to work with exotic woods from those countries is merely an added bonus.

-- Matt

View saddletramp's profile


994 posts in 1241 days

#7 posted 885 days ago

That wood is beautiful and you have done it justice.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

View SuburbanDon's profile


482 posts in 1597 days

#8 posted 885 days ago

Really nice. I like the legs.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

View Rickterscale's profile


144 posts in 963 days

#9 posted 885 days ago

Beautiful. Looks like you just finished it. What are the dimensions?

View Nighthawk's profile


434 posts in 959 days

#10 posted 885 days ago

you saying the submarine had a wood shop … wow…lol (kidding) nice well done on the coffee table.

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ...

View Dapper's profile


5 posts in 1184 days

#11 posted 883 days ago

Ditto saddletramp and SuburbanDon.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase